How To Unlink Account From Onedrive

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Have you ever needed to disconnect your account from OneDrive? Perhaps you’ve migrated to another cloud storage platform or no longer require it. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of unlinking your account from OneDrive.

Step 1: Accessing Account Settings

The first step is to access your account settings on the OneDrive website. To do this, open your web browser and navigate to the OneDrive website. Sign in with the email address and password associated with your OneDrive account.

Step 2: Opening Account Settings

Once you’re logged in, click on your profile picture or initials in the top right corner of the page. A dropdown menu will appear. From the menu, select “Settings” to open your account settings.

Step 3: Unlinking Account

In the account settings menu, you will see a section labeled “Account” or “Account settings.” Look for an option that says “Unlink this PC” or “Unlink this device.” Click on this option to start the process of unlinking your account from the device you’re currently using.

Step 4: Confirming Unlinking

After clicking on the “Unlink this PC” or “Unlink this device” option, a confirmation dialog box will appear. Read the information in the dialog box carefully to ensure you understand the consequences of unlinking your account. If you’re certain you want to proceed, click on the “Unlink account” or “Confirm” button.

Step 5: Verifying Unlinking

Once you’ve confirmed the unlinking process, you may need to verify your decision. This could involve entering your account password again or completing a security check, such as entering a verification code sent to your email or phone number.

Step 6: Unlinking Completed

After successfully verifying your decision to unlink your account, the process will be completed. Your account will no longer be linked to the device you were using, and you will no longer have access to your OneDrive files on that device.


Unlinking your account from OneDrive can be a straightforward process if you follow these steps. Remember to carefully consider the consequences of unlinking your account before proceeding. If you have multiple devices connected to your OneDrive account, you may need to repeat this process for each device you want to unlink.

Keep in mind that unlinking your account will not delete your OneDrive files or affect your account in any other way. Your files will still be accessible from other linked devices or by signing in to your OneDrive account on the web.

Take control of your cloud storage options and unlink your OneDrive account if it no longer serves your needs!