Wednesday August 24, 2016

Windows 10 Tip: Shut down OneDrive Completely

For all you Windows 10 users that aren't interested in using Microsoft's OneDrive, you can actually shut the service off altogether to prevent it from running at start up. You can find the complete rundown here.

In Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can use Group Policy to make this change. Open Local Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) and go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive. Double-click the policy Prevent The Usage Of OneDrive For File Storage and set it to Enabled. After you restart your PC, you'll find that the OneDrive icon is no longer in the navigation pane and the sync client no longer runs.