Apps Unlink Account and PC from OneDrive in Windows 11


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This tutorial will you how to remove an account and unlink your PC from OneDrive for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

You can use OneDrive to sync files and folders 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.live.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.

You can have multiple work or school accounts added to OneDrive, but only one Microsoft account can be added to OneDrive.

When you remove an account from OneDrive, that account is signed out of OneDrive on the PC, unlinks your PC from OneDrive, and stops syncing with OneDrive.
Reconfiguring OneDrive by unlinking and re-linking your account and PC to OneDrive can help solve some sync problems.

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Here's How:

1 Click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar system tray, click/tap on Help & Settings (gear) icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on Account in the left pane, and click/tap on the Unlink this PC link. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Unlink account to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close the Microsoft OneDrive "Set up OneDrive" window. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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The "easier" way... :D

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Most of the threads we see about onedrive are about documents, desktop, and pictures folder location defaulting to onedrive. The whole terminology regarding onedrive confuses most people, me included. Even though there's no way to explain it any better than @Brink does in these tutorials, a lot of folks won't understand the process, nor what it actually does and doesn't do. I believe this tutorial needs to be cross-referenced with this tutorial which is what MOST people want to accomplish. Turn On or Off OneDrive Folder Backup Syncing Across Windows 11 Devices Tutorial
 

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