Microsoft’s cloud storage service, OneDrive, is a great way to backup and keep photos, documents, and other data online. However, if you don’t want to use OneDrive because you prefer Google Drive, you can remove the link and, in some cases, completely uninstall the application.
If you are looking for a different online backup or storage provider, be sure to check out our full guide to the best 2017 cloud storage services. After configuring Microsoft Outlook on the system, the Outlook PST (PST) data file is created on the system. The same also happens when you create a file or back up to one of the mailbox data of your Outlook account.
Although not recommended, PST files are sometimes stored in OneDrive. Due to tons of data inside the mailbox, there may be conflicts. For example, due to the large PST data file, the synchronization time of OneDrive would be longer and users can receive messages on the screen such as Change Processing or A file is in use. Therefore, the PST data file in OneDrive will break the work pace and take time. Therefore, it is not recommended to store PST files in OneDrive.
How can I disable OneDrive?
If you want to stop using the OneDrive service, but leave the application on your PC or laptop in case you change your mind later, the best option is simply to disable it. This takes only a couple of minutes and starts by looking in the notification area on the far right of the taskbar. When you see the tim mail alice , right-click on it to open a menu where you have to select Settings.
How to remove Onedrive through outlook:
The Following are the steps to remove Onedrive through outlook.
- Disconnect OneDrive: Select the OneDrive white or blue cloud icon at the far right of the taskbar.
Note: You may need to click the Show Hidden Icons arrow. The Show Hidden Icons button next to the notification area to display the OneDrive icon. If the icon does not appear then OneDrive may not be running. Select Start, type OneDrive in the search box, then select OneDrive in the search results.
- Select More> Settings.
- Screenshot of how to access settings
- On the Accounts tab, click Disconnect this PC, then Disconnect account.
If you want to go a step further and remove any sign of OneDrive from your PC, you need to uninstall or hide the application.OneDrive is an integral part of Windows 10, so you’ll find that you can’t uninstall it, but there are still options available. Open the Start menu and right-click on the OneDrive application if you can remove one drive. Select Uninstall, then you will go to the Uninstall menu or Change program. Here, right-click on OneDrive, then choose Uninstall. As we say, this option may not be available, depending on the version of Windows you are using.
Uninstall OneDrive: If uninstalled, the OneDrive folder will stop synchronizing and data present in OneDrive will still be available when you access OneDrive.com. Type Programs in the search box. select Add or remove programs on the list.