Windows 10: How to stop using OneDrive and keep my files safe

Discus and support How to stop using OneDrive and keep my files safe in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; OneDrive lost some of my files and I want to stop using it. A OneDrive folder has replaced my usual Document and Photos files on my hard drive. How do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jan-4a, Jun 13, 2019 at 5:42 AM.

  1. Jan-4a Win User

    How to stop using OneDrive and keep my files safe


    OneDrive lost some of my files and I want to stop using it. A OneDrive folder has replaced my usual Document and Photos files on my hard drive. How do I disconnect everything without losing more data?

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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, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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  3. OneDrive - Bait and switch (but to what?)

    Yea, they just stopped giving unlimited space to Office subscribers as well. I use google drive, dropbox and I do use onedrive, but nothing major in onedrive. I read something about Amazon has that's not bad and is fairly cheap. It's called "Amazon Glacier". It's $0.007 per gigabyte per month, but it's not like google drive or onedrive. You upload your files and hours later you can get access to it. So, for backups it's not a bad solution, but if you need access to the files regularly then it wouldn't be.
     
  4. How to stop using OneDrive and keep my files safe

    Onedrive

    Hi Hiatt,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I suggest you to refer the article Find
    lost or missing files in OneDrive
    for more information regarding the missing files.



    If the issue still persists please follow the steps to contact
    OneDrive support for further assistance on this issue.

    1. Login to OneDrive.com.
    2. Click the ? Help icon on the top banner of the page.
    3. Select Email OneDrive support for the further assistance.






    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Jun 13, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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