By default, OneDrive is turned on to sync photos and documents in my PC. I didn’t find that healthy so decided to unlink OneDrive. Here’s how you can do that, too!
OneDrive is a cloud storage service where you can sync files to keep your data safe. It also comes with simple sharing options to send your files to friends, family and colleagues. OneDrive is pretty handy as it keeps your data secure in an event of any technical failure with your computer. With loads of data storage space available to the users for free, you can store thousands of documents, pictures, and videos in it.
Fun fact: For people who’re interested in a little bit of its history – OneDrive was previously called SkyDrive. It was renamed in 2014 after Microsoft lost a lawsuit against BSkyB, a British television broadcaster.
OneDrive is as good as any other cloud drive. The way it has been integrated into Windows 10 makes it an even stronger choice when compared to other cloud storage services. You can easily sign into it and access all of your synced files from other Windows devices. In addition to this, OneDrive in Windows 10 lets you change where it stores files and auto save documents to it as well.
While automatic syncing to cloud storage is a nice feature meant to make things easier for us, in many cases you wouldn’t want it to sniff around in your stuff and put it in the drive. For instance, automatic syncing for dcouments definitely is a good idea but many a people, like me, wouldn’t want OneDrive to sync photos etc. as well. If you’re in agreement, here’s how you can unlink OneDrive to prevent it from sniffing around in your private stuff.
Steps to unlink OneDrive on Windows 10
Step 1: Right click on the OneDrive icon in the Taskbar.
Step 2: In the context menu, click on Settings.
Step 3: In the resulting window, click on the Account tab.
Step 4: Then click on the Unlink OneDrive button as shown in the image below.
That’s it. If you feel like knowing more about what you can do with OneDrive, head over to our website immediately!