Apps Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup in Windows 11


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OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere - your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

OneDrive is set to start automatically when you sign in (aka: "run at startup") to Windows 11 by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off start OneDrive automatically at sign in for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup in OneDrive Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup using REG file





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup in OneDrive Settings


1 Open OneDrive ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\OneDrive.exe").

2 Click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar corner, click/tap on [B}Help & Settings[/B], and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

OneDrive_Settings-1.png

3 In the Settings tab, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) the Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows box under the General section, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

OneDrive_Settings-2.png





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


2 Turn On OneDrive Run at Startup

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_OneDrive_run_at_startup.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"OneDrive"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft OneDrive\\OneDrive.exe\" /background"

3 Turn Off OneDrive Run at Startup

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_OneDrive_run_at_startup.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"OneDrive"=-

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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My, my, my, how convenient.

I am working on MSConfig and OneDrive is one of the questions that needs answers.

Thank you very much, Shawn.
 

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Why not just push Alt+Ctrl+Delete,select task manager,more details,startup,OneDrive and disable?There might be other things in there you might want to disable at startup too.
 

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Why not just push Alt+Ctrl+Delete,select task manager,more details,startup,OneDrive and disable?There might be other things in there you might want to disable at startup too.
I tried going through MSConfig, but was pointed to Task Manager instead. So, I've already been there and disabled things I was pretty comfy doing.

Which led to creating a thread asking for info on what I didn't know:


It was kind of serendipity to find Shawn's post on OneDrive because that was one I really wasn't sure I should disable in Startup.
 

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for me, I just use DISM++ tool and tweak to diable OneDrive permanently .. then restart the computer, delete all folders related to OneDrive manually ..

space saving though :D
 

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