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Windows Windows 10: Deactivate OneDrive shortcut

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If you have OneDrive installed on your Windows PC but no longer want to use it, you can unlink it. In the following we explain how you can do this directly in Windows 10 or via the browser.

Disable OneDrive shortcut in Windows 10

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Deactivate OneDrive link online

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Quick guide: Disable OneDrive shortcut in Windows 10

  1. Make one Right click on the OneDrive icon bottom right in the taskbar (clouds).
  2. Then select in the context menu "Settings" out.
  3. In the OneDrive settings go to the tab "account"and click there on"Unlink this PC".
  4. Confirm your decision again with "Unlink an accountThen the OneDrive files will no longer be synchronized with your PC.

Quick guide: Deactivate the OneDrive link online

  1. Log in with your access data at https://onedrive.live.com/about/de-de/signin/.
  2. In the left column click on "PCs". A new tab will open.
  3. Select there under "PCs" Your computer and then click on the button "Remove PC".
  4. Confirm again with "Remove PC"and the OneDrive files are no longer synchronized with your computer.