2019-07-16T03:45:04Z kzstock How to completely remove Microsoft OneDrive traces | How to uninstall Microsoft Store App (UWP)
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How to completely remove Microsoft OneDrive traces | How to uninstall Microsoft Store App (UWP)

Verification: Windows 10 Pro May 2019 Update, v1903.18362.239

The image above is a snapshot of the toolbar "Desktop" added to the Windows 10 taskbar.

You will see the remnants of the OneDrive you have uninstalled, but this article has written instructions for removing the remnants.

Microsoft OneDrive is a free, available cloud storage that comes with your Microsoft account.

You can use 5GB free of charge per account.

Save files in the OneDrive folder on the cloud for access from your PC, tablet or smartphone.

I do not use OneDrive because Google Drive with the same concept can use 15GB of cloud space for free.

Windows 10 comes with the OneDrive app pre-installed, and the default setting is to run OneDrive as soon as the OS starts.

I have noted in the past articles the steps to uninstall the OneDrive app, but it turns out that it is not enough.

Specifically, the OneDrive folder was displayed when the desktop toolbar was displayed on the task bar.

Windows 10> taskbar right click> toolbar> select desktop

Toolbar> Desktop

This article has the following information:

  • How to uninstall OneDrive app
  • How to remove OneDrive related folders and registry completely

How to uninstall OneDrive

If you are not using or planning to use OneDrive, you can change the setting so that OneDrive can be removed from Windows 10 or not start automatically.

  • How to cancel OneDrive's auto start setting
  • How to hide OneDrive from the left pane of Explorer
  • How to remove OneDrive from Windows 10

Please read the related article as the specific procedure is written in another article.

OneDrive remains in the Windows folder after uninstalling, so you can always reinstall it.

Or you can install from Microsoft Store, so there is no problem if you uninstall.

How to remove OneDrive related folders and registry completely

The steps in the previous section can not completely remove the traces of OneDrive from Windows 10.

Perform the following steps as an additional step.

  • Delete OneDrive related folder
  • Delete OneDrive related registry

Specifically, execute various commands using the command prompt started in administrator mode or using Windows PowerShell.

It is a little difficult.

Command to delete OneDrive

Start the command prompt in administrator mode and execute the following command.

  • taskkill
  • RD (Rename Directory)
  • REG Delete

The key values ​​of OneDrive required to delete the registry key are as follows:


Execute the following commands one by one.

An error is returned if the corresponding folder or registry does not exist, but there is no problem.

If you copy the command and save it with the extension onedrive.bat, you can execute it as a batch file.

taskkill is a command to terminate the OneDrive process.

Uninstall OneDrive and delete related information
taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe
% SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
rd “% UserProfile%\OneDrive” /Q /S
rd “% LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive” /Q /S
rd “% ProgramData%\Microsoft OneDrive” /Q /S
REG Delete “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}” /f
REG Delete “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}” /f 
RD (Remove Directory)
switchRD command option description
/QDo not display a confirmation message when deleting the directory tree with /S. (QUIET mode)
/SDeletes all directories and files in the specified directory, in addition to the specified directory. Used to delete a directory tree.


OneDrive is released as a Microsoft application and is software called UWP.

UWP: Universal Windows Platform

The UWP app can be run on multiple platforms, but XBox One is another platform.

The OneDrive installer remains in the following folder, so you can always reinstall it.

Run OneDriveSetup.exe in the following folder:


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