How to Disable OneDrive in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to disable and uninstall Microsoft OneDrive online storage app in Windows 11.

Microsoft OneDrive is a feature in Windows 11 that keeps your photos and files backed up to the cloud, synced, and accessible on all your other devices connected to your OneDrive account.

For some users, OneDrive is not a feature they’d want installed and enabled in Windows 11. For one, there’s a constant nagging to use OneDrive to backup your data. If you already have another online storage service like Dropbox or similar, you might not want to use OneDrive for the same purpose.

In this cases, you can disable and uninstall OneDrive app from your device so you don’t always get a prompt to use OneDrive to backup your data.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Disabling OneDrive works the same way it did with Windows 10, using the same commands and options.

How to uninstall OneDrive in Windows 11

When you don’t want OneDrive in Windows 11, you can simply disable and uninstall it with simple commands. This will complete remove it from Windows.

To remove OneDrive, you’ll need to determine whether you’re running the 32 or 64-bit version of Windows 11. If you don’t know which version of Windows 11 you’re running, here’s how to find out. Go to the Start and open Settings app and head to the “System” section and “About“, the version is displayed under System type.

After determining the version of Windows you’re running, go and Start and search for “Command Prompt” then select the app and right-click to Run as administrator.

When the Command Prompt opens, run the commands below to disable and uninstall OneDrive.

For 64-bit systems, run the commands below:

taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe
%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

For 32-bit systems, run the commands below:

taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe
%SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

That will disabled OneDrive from your computer and uninstall it.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable and uninstall OneDrive from Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

1 Comment

  1. I tried your method to disable OneDrive and this is the response I got:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe
    SUCCESS: The process “OneDrive.exe” with PID 6668 has been terminated.

    Did a restart and One Drive is still present. I am using Windows 11 Home Version 22000.168 64-bit

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