How to disable Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 10

The cloud is the way for many future applications, the sharing of their files between multiple devices, computers, tablets and smartphones for example, using a convenient  virtual hard disk is a solution that is increasingly taking hold in every area of information technology, and services that allow the sharing of files and documents in this way there are several, three of the most famous are Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

The pros and cons of each of these services are the subject of a separate post, but what is certain is that not all users who use Windows 10 (or a previous system of Microsoft) is also a OneDrive user, for this, would be useful to disable the integrated presence of the Microsoft cloud system from the majority of applications (one in all the Microsoft Office suite) and from the system itself. To do this, or to disable OneDrive from Windows 10, you only need to follow this convenient and easy step by step guide.


With Windows 10 the task manager has become even more powerful and effective, what you can do first will in fact use it to disable the automatic start of OneDrive, and to do this you just click on the combination CTRL + ALT + DEL and then from Task Management go to the Start tab, here you have to go to select OneDrive and click on Disable at the bottom right.


If this is not enough, you can completely disable OneDrive (provided that your version of Windows allows you to access the Group Policy Editor), you can do this with the Win+R  combination and write here GPedit.msc confirming with OL.

If you open the window then you can continue with this procedure and deactivate OneDrive, go to Local Computer Policy and then on Computer Configuration, from here on the Administration tab go to Windows Components and click on OneDrive by double-clicking on the OneDrive disable option for the storage file, confirming with Enabled and then with OK.

The procedure is obviously reversible, just repeat the steps to re-enable OneDrive on Windows 10.

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