Can Microsoft OneDrive be uninstalled

  wiganken2 18:13 07 Sep 2018

I notice "Microsoft OneDrive" appears in the list of my installed programs. Is it a stand-alone program separate from Windows that I can uninstall or is it an integral part of the Windows OS that cannot be uninstalled? I imagine the former or else why list it but I thought I would check here first. I am running Windows 8.1 64-bit and I do not, nor ever will, use OneDrive.

  wiganken2 10:26 08 Sep 2018

I found another article on TA which answers this question so I'll mark this as 'Answered'. In case anyone wants to know the article is : - click here

  wiganken2 10:55 08 Sep 2018

In fact I did click 'uninstall' on the OneDrive program and it did disappear from the program list but it happened so fast I believe it only removed the program from the list. It did not uninstall it since OneDrive still appears in the list of Apps. That's OK, I can live with that since it was only an idle query anyway but, if anyone is interested, now you know.

  rdave13 11:14 08 Sep 2018

There's a downloadable registry hack to remove OneDrive folder from File Explorer if interested. Link

  wiganken2 15:13 08 Sep 2018

Link applies to Windows 10. My OS is 8.1 but thanks anyway.

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