OneDrive is a tool for you to sync files to the Cloud. But some people may want to unsync OneDrive. Do you know how to unsync OneDrive Windows 10? This post from MiniTool will show you how to unsync OneDrive from computer.

OneDrive, also Microsoft OneDrive, is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office. OneDrive was first launched in August 2007, allowing users to store files and personal data like Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys in the cloud, share files, and sync files across Android, Windows Phone and iOS mobile devices, Windows and macOS computers and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.

However, some users do not like OneDrive and want to disable OneDrive or unsync OneDrive. Meanwhile, do you know how to unsync OneDrive?

4 Ways – How to Unsync OneDrive Windows 10

In this part, we will show you how to unsync OneDrive from PC. If you want to unsync OneDrive from computer, you can try these solutions.

Way 1. Uninstall OneDrive APP

In order to unsync OneDrive, you can choose to uninstall OneDrive app first.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Then click Uninstall a program under Programs to continue.
  3. In the pop-up window, select the OneDrive and right-click it.
  4. Then choose Uninstall to continue.

After that, you have removed OneDrive from your computer and you will not sync files to OneDrive any longer.

Way 2. Unsync OneDrive with Group Policy Editor

As for how to unsync OneDrive from PC, you can unsync OneDrive with Group Policy Editor.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and R key together to open Run dialog.
  2. Then type gpedit.msc in the box and click OK to continue.
  3. In the pop-up window, click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.
  4. On the right panel, double-click Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.
  5. Then choose Enabled.
  6. Then click Apply and OK to save the changes.

click Enabled

After that, the OneDrive may have been disabled and you will not sync files to the OneDrive.

Way 3. Select the Unlink Account Option

As for how to unsync OneDrive, you can also choose to select the Unlink Account Option.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the System Tray.
  2. Then click More… and Settings to continue.
  3. In the Account tab, and choose Unlink this PC to continue.
  4. Click Unlink this account.

After all steps are finished, you have unlinked the Microsoft account and the OneDrive will not sync your files any longer.

Way 4. Select Unsync Specific Folder

As for how to unsync OneDrive from computer, you can choose to select unsync specific folder.

Now, here is the tutorial.

1. Right-click OneDrive icon from system tray.

2. Then choose Settings.

3. Under Choose folders section, click Choose folders.

click Choose folders

4. Then uncheck the Sync all files and folders in my OneDrive

5. Then you can uncheck the files and folders you don’t need to sync.

6. After that, press OK to continue.

When all steps are finished, the OneDrive File Explorer folder will no longer include the unsynced folders and files. 

Final Words

To sum up, as for how to unsync OneDrive Windows 10, this post has introduced 4 ways. If you want to do that, try these solutions. If you have any idea for unsyncing OneDrive from computer, you can share it in the comment zone.

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