How To Remove A Onedrive Account From Your Pc

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If you’re feeling hesitant about removing your OneDrive account from your computer, don’t worry! I’ve personally done it myself and I’m here to assist you through each step. Whether you want to switch to another cloud storage platform or no longer require OneDrive, I will demonstrate how to delete your account quickly and easily.

Step 1: Sign out of OneDrive

The first step is to sign out of your OneDrive account on your PC. To do this, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray and select “Settings”. In the Settings tab, click on the “Account” tab and then click on the “Unlink this PC” button. This will sign you out of OneDrive and remove the connection between your PC and the OneDrive service.

Step 2: Remove OneDrive from your PC

After signing out of OneDrive, you’ll want to remove the OneDrive app from your PC. To do this, open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu. In the Control Panel, click on “Programs” and then “Uninstall a program”. Look for “Microsoft OneDrive” in the list of installed programs, right-click on it, and select “Uninstall”. Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation process.

Step 3: Delete OneDrive files and folders

Removing OneDrive from your PC does not automatically delete the files and folders synced to your local storage. If you no longer need these files, you can delete them to free up space on your hard drive. To do this, open File Explorer and navigate to the “OneDrive” folder. Right-click on the folder and select “Delete” to remove it. Be cautious and make sure to back up any important files before deleting them.

Step 4: Clean up the registry

Although the OneDrive app has been uninstalled, there might still be remnants left in the Windows registry. To clean up the registry, you can use a trusted registry cleaner tool. These tools scan your registry for unnecessary entries and help remove them safely. Make sure to choose a reputable tool and follow the instructions provided to clean up your registry.


Removing a OneDrive account from your PC may require a few steps, but it’s a straightforward process. By signing out of OneDrive, uninstalling the app, deleting synced files, and cleaning up the registry, you can successfully remove your OneDrive account from your PC. Remember to back up any important files before taking these steps, and always choose trustworthy tools for cleaning up your registry.