How to Uninstall OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage solution. Like most other competing cloud storage platforms, OneDrive has a free subscription as well as paid plans that offer greater storage space and enhanced functionality, to fit the needs of different customers, from private home users to businesses.

You can use OneDrive both through its web interface and through its downloadable companion application.

If you are considering a switch to a new cloud storage application or platform and you want to uninstall OneDrive, this article will give you brief and simple instructions on how to uninstall the application from both a Windows PC and a Mac computer.

If you are uninstalling OneDrive from a Windows PC, follow these steps:

  1. Open your start menu and type "control panel", then click the Control Panel icon.
  2. In the Control Panel window, find and click on "Programs and Features".
  3. Find OneDrive in the list of installed applications and right click it, then click "Uninstall".
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.

If you are uninstalling OneDrive from a Mac computer, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure OneDrive is closed.
  2. Use Finder or the Applications shortcut on your dock to access the Applications folder.
  3. Find OneDrive in the Applications folder, drag and drop it onto your Trash icon.
  4. Press the Command + Shift + G keys while you are in Finder, then enter /Users//Library/Containers.
  5. Search for the two leftover OneDrive folders named com.microsoft.skydrive-mac and com.microsoft.SkyDriveLauncher, then drag and drop them in the Trash.
  6. Empty your Trash.

This will take care of the uninstall process and also clean any remaining files and folders associated with OneDrive from your Mac.

February 18, 2021

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