Can I/how do I safely purge OneDrive from my computer?

DrezDrez Registered User regular
OneDrive was nice for a time, but I realized it took over My Documents, essentially creating a duplicate and making it the default save location for various programs/etc. (which is really confusing - wtf, Microsoft?), and it also now tries to sync 120GB to my Microsoft Surface which is just ridiculous.

Is there a good way to clean this from my system without screwing up any programs or anything?

For safety, I'm copying/moving all data from the OneDrive folders out of the OneDrive folders (while it is turned off on my desktop and surface).

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  • HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    This batch file worked for me a while back with no ill effects, but I can't guarantee anything. I'd recommend a restore point if you decide to use it.
    @Echo off
    set x86="%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
    set x64="%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"
    echo Closing OneDrive process.
    taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe > NUL 2>&1
    ping -n 5 > NUL 2>&1
    echo Uninstalling OneDrive.
    if exist %x64% (
    %x64% /uninstall
    ) else (
    %x86% /uninstall
    ping -n 5 > NUL 2>&1
    echo Removing OneDrive leftovers.
    rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "C:\OneDriveTemp" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    echo Removeing OneDrive from the Explorer Side Panel.
    REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1
    REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1

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