How To Disable OneDrive Sync On A Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 has a built-in OneDrive that is linked to your Microsoft account. What if you’re using the same Microsoft account on multiple PCs and do not want to synchronize OneDrive drive on every PC? In my case, one of my PCs is just for general purposes and I do not want to expose my OneDrive content to it. Not only that, I do not even want to sync any content on this PC.

Well, it is easy to disable the sync of OneDrive. Just right click on the notifications icon and select OneDrive. When you right click on it, you will see several OneDrive options including "Settings". See below.

Clicking on "Settings" launches a dialog box with "Settings" and other tabs. In the "Settings" tab, you can Uncheck “Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows” if you do not wish to start OneDrive.

Next, you want to unlink OneDrive from the PC.

For that, go to "Account" tab and select “Unlink this PC”. This action will stop OneDrive syncing. A popup will ask you to confirm the action, as shown below. 

Click on the "Unlink account" button.

All old files will remain on this PC. If you wish to remove them, go to OneDrive folder and delete it. To find the folder path, click on "Choose folders" button. See above. 

The default path is C:\\Users\Account\OneDrive\