OneDrive is a file storage and synchronization service that is built into Windows 11 by default. It allows you to access your files from any device, including your computer, mobile device, or the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. When you make changes to a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the changes are automatically synced with the cloud. OneDrive also enables you to work with your files offline and automatically syncs any changes you or others make when you are online. However, if you prefer, you can disable OneDrive in Windows 11. If you do this, users will not be able to open OneDrive, it will not run at startup, Microsoft Store apps will not be able to access OneDrive, OneDrive will not appear in the File Explorer navigation pane, and files will not be kept in sync with the cloud.
must have administrator privileges to
enable or disable OneDrive in Windows.
Disabling OneDrive in Windows 11 does
not delete the OneDrive folder for
users, it only prevents the OneDrive app
from running on the device.
can still access OneDrive through a web
browser by going to the OneDrive website
at OneDrive.com, even if the OneDrive
app is disabled on their device.
Option One: Enable or Disable OneDrive in Local Group Policy Editor
Note : The Local
Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11
Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.
All editions can use Option Two.
To enable or disable
OneDrive for all users in Windows:
the Local Group Policy Editor
Navigate to the following policy
location in the Local Group Policy
Editor: Computer Configuration >
Administrative Templates > Windows
Components > OneDrive
the right pane of OneDrive, double click
on the "Prevent the usage of OneDrive
for file storage" policy to edit it.
enable OneDrive for all users, select
"Not Configured" and click
OK. This is
the default setting.
disable OneDrive for all users, select
"Enabled" and click
the Local Group Policy Editor.
out and sign in or restart the computer
to apply the changes.
Option Two: Enable or Disable OneDrive using REG file