Windows 10: Onedrive cleanup

Discus and support Onedrive cleanup in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Don't use Onedrive and have never created an account for it, but I am concerned it may have sucked up a bunch of photos early on before I went in and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tns1, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. tns1 Win User

    Onedrive cleanup


    Don't use Onedrive and have never created an account for it, but I am concerned it may have sucked up a bunch of photos early on before I went in and disabled all that cloud related stuff (Onedrive, shared experience, yourphone). W10 docs say Onedrive is enabled by default, and at one point when I attached a phone the photos app seemed to indicate Onedrive had backed up every photo on the PC. I never wanted that.

    If Onedrive was enabled by default, is it using the W10 user,login? Can I just use that on the website? Currently Onedrive will not launch on the PC so it does seem disabled. What steps do I take to check for stored cloud content and delete it?

    :)
     

  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, Oct 26, 2020
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  3. DISK CLEANUP

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Which files are you trying to delete using disk clean up?
    2. Which version of Windows are you currently using?


    Please reply back with the information to the above questions in order to provide you with appropriate troubleshooting steps:



    I understand that you are trying to free up memory using Disk Cleanup. If you are trying to delete files using disk cleanup on Windows 10, I suggest you to refer the following article on

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10
    for steps to perform disk clean up on your PC.



    Hope it helps.



    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Oct 26, 2020
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Onedrive cleanup

    disc cleanup

    Hi Edward,

    You should run Disk Cleanup Twice as explained below to safely remove anything that can be removed and check everything in the list, it is quite safe to do that, disk Cleanup will not suggest anything that is not safe to remove . . .

    Open File Explorer

    Click on your hard drive

    On the Manage Tab, click Cleanup

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Start Disk Cleanup again

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    This time in the resulting dialog, click 'Cleanup System Files'

    Let Disk Cleanup run another scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete
     
    DaveM121, Oct 26, 2020
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