Windows 10 comes pre-installed with OneDrive client software. It displays the OneDrive icon in the notification area and shows OneDrive access shortcuts in the File Explorer. This is a great way to access your OneDrive cloud storage if you are using a Microsoft account in Windows. But if you are not so keen on accessing OneDrive in Windows 10 for any reasons (perhaps you use some other cloud storage solution or you access OneDrive from your smart phone), then you can remove it from your Windows 10 PC. Unfortunately, Microsoft has made it a little hard to remove the pre-installed OneDrive client from Windows 10 as you do not find any options in the Control Panel to remove it.
We have developed a simple tool using which you can remove pre-installed OneDrive software from Windows 10. The tool removes the OneDrive software without itself making any changes to the Registry or system files. Here is how you can use it:
- Download OneDriveRemover.zip from http://www.trishtech.com/downloads/OneDriveRemover.zip.
- Extract the contents of the ZIP archive to somewhere on your Windows desktop. Double-click on the OneDriveRemover.exe file to launch the OneDrive Removal Tool.
- Click on the Remove OneDrive button in the the OneDrive Removal Tool window to start the removal.
- OneDrive uninstallation shall be done using the official OneDrive setup file. When it is done, you will notice that the OneDrive icon has disappeared from the notification area.
If at any later time, you want to have OneDrive client software back in your Windows 10 PC, then you visit https://onedrive.live.com/ and download the OneDrive client software for installation.