Previously, I wrote how to uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10 if you don't need it. But this ability to uninstall the app was buried in system directories. You needed to use the command line to remove it. With recent builds, Microsoft has changed the situation and made it possible to remove the app easily.
From my previous article, "How to uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10", you can see that OneDrive has a special executable which can be used to remove it from Windows 10.
Microsoft decided to give users choice and put the required command in the Registry. So, the application is now visible in the 'Uninstall a program' section of the classic Control Panel and in the Apps & features page of Settings. This works starting with Windows 10 build 14986.
Here is how you can remove it.
Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10 using Settings
- Open Settings.
- Go to System - Apps & features.
- Select the OneDrive app in the list and click "Uninstall".
You are done.
Alternatively, you can use Control Panel.
Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10 using classic Control Panel
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to the following path:
Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program
- Find the line for OneDrive and click the Uninstall button above the list.
Again, this is extremely simple.
You might be curious what happens with the %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe file mentioned in our previous article? Well, it is still there. However, it is related to an older version of the OneDrive app and cannot be used to remove or reinstall it.
The actual version of the OneDrive uninstaller is now located in the following folder:
OneDriveSetup.exe contains the full (offline) installer for the OneDrive app. You might want to make a backup of it before uninstalling OneDrive. Once you make a backup copy of the OneDriveSetup.exe file, you can use it later to re-install the app.
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