Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

To completely disable OneDrive we’ll be using a Group Policy to remove it. This is in case you use an alternative to OneDrive like Carbonite.

The result of Removing OneDrive integration: Is that OneDrive will not appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer. Not only that; you will disable user access and sync to OneDrive in general.

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To Disable OneDrive Integration:

1. Log in to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 as administrator.

2. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run window.

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3. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open Local Group Policy Editor.

4. In the left pane, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.

5. On the right pane of OneDrive, double click on “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage”

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6. Select Enabled option then click on the OK button and close the Group Policy Editor Window.

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7. Now open file Explorer, you will no longer see OneDrive in the navigation pane.

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8. If you try opening the OneDrive app is going to be blocked.

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