Windows 10: Files disappeared after uninstalling OneDrive

Discus and support Files disappeared after uninstalling OneDrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; All my files on desktop were syncing to onedrive, and the OneDrive got filled. So I uninstalled the OneDrive from the control panel. After that I saw... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PerioguatexGaming, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Files disappeared after uninstalling OneDrive


    All my files on desktop were syncing to onedrive, and the OneDrive got filled. So I uninstalled the OneDrive from the control panel. After that I saw that all the files on desktop disappeared and there was one new file called "where are my files". When I click on it, it says windows can't find the target. Thanks

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    PerioguatexGaming, Jun 13, 2021
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  2. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jun 13, 2021
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  3. eve wang Win User
    Unable to uninstall Onedrive For Business

    OneDrive can be uninstalled from some versions of Windows 10:

    1. Select the Start button, type Programs in the search box, and then select Add or remove programs in the list of results.
    2. Under Apps & features, find and select Microsoft OneDrive, and then select Uninstall.

    As OneDrive is built in to some versions of Windows and can't be uninstalled. As a workaround, you can hide it. Reference “Turn off or uninstall OneDrive” for detail steps:
    Turn off, disable, or uninstall OneDrive
     
    eve wang, Jun 13, 2021
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  4. Files disappeared after uninstalling OneDrive

    OneDrive disappeared from file explorer in W10


    Hey all,

    Preface: I had Windows 8.1 and I never used SkyDrive or, later, OneDrive, but since it's so inbred with Windows 10, I wanted to at least check it out. Especially after all of Microsoft's hype and the $16 Billion they poured into cloud research. I also have a Windows Phone, so I was curious how well it would actually sync things.

    So, I install Windows 10. I'm poking around. I see OneDrive listed as a program on the start menu, I click it and nothing happens. I open up file explorer. OneDrive is listed on the left navigation pane above "My PC." I click on it and it disappears. Poof! There are still OneDrive folders scattered throughout my C:\Windows, so I know there are remnants of it hanging around somewhere. I surmised that the program on my start menu was the leftover OneDrive app from Windows 8.1. So, I uninstalled that. Of course, there's no reinstallation file for Windows 10, because, "it's just supposed to be there."

    Any help file I've looked at, MS or otherwise, has simply stated that it should be there and makes no mention of any contingency if, for any reason, it is not there. As if that's inconceivable.

    Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions? At this point, I'd either like to re-enable it or completely purge it. Other than this, my Windows upgrade experience has been flawless. *Party
     
    Resurrection20, Jun 13, 2021
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