How to Delete Onedrive From Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

If you’re looking to free up some space on your Mac or you simply don’t use Microsoft OneDrive, you might want to consider deleting it from your computer. Removing OneDrive from your Mac is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of deleting OneDrive from your Mac.

Step 1: Quit OneDrive

Before you can uninstall OneDrive, make sure it’s not running in the background. To quit OneDrive, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the OneDrive icon in the menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Click on the three dots (..) icon in the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. In the Settings tab, click on “Quit OneDrive”.

Step 2: Remove OneDrive Files and Folders

After quitting OneDrive, it’s important to remove any synced files and folders from your computer. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Finder window.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Go”.
    • In the drop-down menu, select “Home”.

      This will open your user folder.

      • Navigate to “OneDrive”. This is where all your synced files and folders are stored.
        • Select all files and folders inside “OneDrive”.
          • Right-click on the selected items.
            • In the context menu, select “Move to Trash”.

Step 3: Uninstall OneDrive

Now that you’ve removed your synced files and folders, it’s time to uninstall OneDrive from your Mac:

  1. Navigate to the Finder window.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Go”.
    • In the drop-down menu, select “Utilities”. This will open the Utilities folder.
      • Double-click on “Terminal”. This will open a Terminal window.
      • Type the following command:
      • defaults write com.microsoft.OneDrive TeamSiteSyncPreview -bool True && defaults delete com.OneDrive && killall cfprefsd && rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.OneDrive.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.plist ~/Library/Group\ Containers/*.OneDriveSyncClientSuite.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.plist ~/Library/Application\ Support/OneDrive/ && rm -rf ~/.OneDrive && rm -rf ~/OneDriveTemp
              

Step 4: Empty Trash

Finally, emptying your Trash will permanently delete all the files you moved there in Step 2. Here’s how:

  1. Right-click on the Trash icon in the Dock.
  2. Select “Empty Trash” from the context menu.

That’s it! You’ve successfully deleted OneDrive from your Mac.

Remember, removing OneDrive will also remove all your synced files and folders, so make sure to back them up if needed. If you ever decide to use OneDrive again, you can always reinstall it from the Microsoft website.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting OneDrive from your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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