Windows 10: I didn't opt to use OneDrive. Why are many of my files now in OneDrive and how I retrieve them?

Discus and support I didn't opt to use OneDrive. Why are many of my files now in OneDrive and how I retrieve them? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just went to open a file and there's a red X beside it in File Explorer. Apparently I don't have enough storage space in OneDrive to save all the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by roweste, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. roweste Win User

    I didn't opt to use OneDrive. Why are many of my files now in OneDrive and how I retrieve them?


    I just went to open a file and there's a red X beside it in File Explorer. Apparently I don't have enough storage space in OneDrive to save all the files that were moved over. I don't want to use OneDrive. The backup system I've been using has been great.

    How do I return all files back to my hard-drive? How do I ensure Microsoft does not usurp my files again?

    :)
     
    roweste, Sep 27, 2020
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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, Sep 27, 2020
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  3. Freezer Win User
    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    [/quote] Click to expand... Sorry, but I think you're confused and keep referring to Onedrive. There is a big difference between the consumer version of Onedrive business O365 version. I do not have the consumer version of Onedrive installed... it is Onedrive for Business. Also, this script is for "Onedrive" .... not Onedrive for Business. Thanks anyway.

    OneDrive (for Business) built-in Windows 10 differences?

    No thanks for providing a non-rant version. I ought to recruit about 20 million people and walk down to Microsoft headquarters and do them in. Tired of Microsoft forcing their childish development skills on the masses.
     
    Freezer, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. I didn't opt to use OneDrive. Why are many of my files now in OneDrive and how I retrieve them?

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    I use Groove Music and OneDrive hasn't ran again. I suspect Office 365 is behind restarting it. There might be a setting in Office 365 somewhere to disable OneDrive.


    This will get rid of one drive. Put it in a .bat and run it:
    Code: @Echo off echo Uninstalling OneDrive... start /wait "" "%SYSTEMROOT%\SYSWOW64\ONEDRIVESETUP.EXE" /UNINSTALL rd C:\OneDriveTemp /Q /S >NUL 2>&1 rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S >NUL 2>&1 rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S >NUL 2>&1 rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S >NUL 2>&1 reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}\ShellFolder" /f /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 0 >NUL 2>&1 reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}\ShellFolder" /f /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 0 >NUL 2>&1 echo. echo OneDrive has been removed. Windows Explorer needs to be restarted. pause start /wait TASKKILL /F /IM explorer.exe start explorer.exe[/quote]
     
    FordGT90Concept, Sep 27, 2020
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