SOLVED How to get rid of One drive?


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It may be convenient for some, but I have found One drive a big nuisance, photos started disappearing.
All photo uploads were rigged to upload to this One drive - then hassle to move them to dedicated picture directories. No messages from MS that limits will be down to 5GB from 15, updates popping up, login required - crap.
First of all I do not use any "Cloud" storage from anyone, although it is included with some software you want it or not.
All this Cloud net reminds me of the Skynet - you know - Terminator? How close are we to this point?
How do I get rid of it - I have no use for it whatsoever.
Thanks.
 
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Right click Onedrive in File explorer. Left click 'Choose which folders to sync' make sure nothing is ticked. That does not get rid of OneDrive but should ease your problem.
 
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Right click Onedrive in File explorer. Left click 'Choose which folders to sync' make sure nothing is ticked. That does not get rid of OneDrive but should ease your problem.
Thank you Tim for your suggestion. I have nothing to sync it with but my camera.
Deleted all One drive content, but unable to remove it.
How do I get rid of I was my questiont? Do not want to see it at the top of my directory tree.
 
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Have to reopen this unsolved problem:
For a while there was no One Drive in my File Explorer start-up directory tree.
This entry has reappeared and it is not possible to remove.
There is no directory for the program anywhere on my computer.
Checked the registry, and modified keys from 1 to 0 as per instructions.
Tried everything which is posted on several forums. Checked the Task manager.
The software no longer exists on my machine so why is it ever present in my File Explorer?
The bastard One Drive entry is still on my File Explorer list.
How do I directly remove it = edit it OUT OFF this list?
Have latest update to Windows 10 64 bit Home edition.
 
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I do not use it, and it is not showing in my File explore as the user/Administrator. It shows if I enable and open the Hidden AdministratoIt is necessary to also turn off the sync, in Accounts - not desirable for some.r.
It was some time ago that I disabled it (I don't think you can delete it) and, aa far as I can remember, I did it through the GPedit facility:
Right click the start and open the Run command .
Type in gpedit.msc.
Click the OK button.
Click on the Administrative Templates folder.
Then double-click on Windows Components folder.
Double-click on the OneDrive folder.
Double-click on Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.
Click the option button beside the word Enabled.

But, as Ian suggested (two years ago), you could encounter problems with, for example, schedules on calendars etc.
 
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thank you for your reply.
I do not have GPedit - tried to run it but My windows 10 is Home edition..
Do not have schedules for anything, and also no calendars.
#1 - The One Drive entry on the File explorer main menu has to have Registry key
#2 - The File Explorer menu has to have editable file.
I am not a programmer so am unable to find either.
To remove /edit out this manually seems to be the only option. Can you tell me where to find it?
Thanks
 
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Then just unsync your computer. Settings - Accounts.
Not sure about the Home edition, but, you may also find it in Programs and features, where it can be removed in the normal way?
 
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Thanks Dave,
I have nothing synked, no dumb phones, tablets etc.
There is also NO One Drive anywhere on my Computer - I mean nowhere.
Only on the file Explorer menu.
Therefore there is no program that can be used to uninstall it, or remove it.
There is nothing to remove but the File Explorer menu entry.
I have listed the only 2 options to possibly get rid of it - hey are these registry entries
Microsoft TABOO??
Noone wants to address the issue?
 
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I am never too happy advising registry mods. They so often seem to go wrong and I hate the feedback. But, try this. Please back up/export your registry first.
Open the Registry Editor and navigate, or do a Search for
System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree
Modify the Value to 0 .
Restart your computer.
There could be more than one entry, often due to faulty MS updates., so, if the File explorer entry is still there, or you are unable to delete it, search again.

If you are unable to delete it, and have a permissions warning. apply the attached reg mod (One is to place the right click entry, one os to remove it again) You could even try this first, to see if you can then delete the folder.
 

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Where exactly are the Attachments you mention?
At the bottom of my post. Just click the first one and agree to the warning. After it has completed, you can right click anu folder or file in the Explorer, and you will see an option to take ownership.
 
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Thanks Dave,
done that - had option to save the file so I did, and then have Run it.
I did take the ownership when it asked me. Did not see any anu file. ???
It did what it did OK
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. Have rebooted computer and opened File Explorer.
No difference. Any idea what next?
 
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So. Now you right click the folder again and `delete’
 
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I am sorry Dave - I must be brain dead. What folder?
 
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Let's start again!
You now have the facility to "Take Ownership"
Right click the onedrive folder and take ownership.
Now right click it again and see if you can delete it.

If still unable, then the folder is misrepresented, ie. It doesn't exist.
So, first step is to scroll down the start menu to "Windows Administartive tools"
In their, you will see a utility called Disk Cleanup.
Tick all of the shown items and run the tool.
Now reboot the computer and see if the cursed folder has gone.
 
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Thank you Dave,
Right clicked - Took ownership.
Right clicked again - big drop down menu popped up but no option to Delete.
Left click - same as on my screenshot (Location not available)
There is no folder to delete. Just the cursed entry.
Running the Disk Cleanup - all entries.
wow - almost 3 hours. Will reboot now - fingers crossed.
 

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