Microsoft acquired SkyDrive in 2012. It soon changed the name to OneDrive, which was enough evidence to see their ambitions: to offer Windows users an online location where they could store their files. OneDrive remained its own website, meaning that those using OneDrive would have their files hosted on the OneDrive domain. And since the Microsoft acquisition meant Windows users could easily transfer their files from hard disk to the OneDrive website via one Microsoft account.
Depending on your version of Windows 10, you may be asked if you want to set up OneDrive during the installation process. And unless you say no before that initial operating system setup, you will have a OneDrive icon in the Notification Area that gives you quick access to your files being stored in your OneDrive account.
If you can see the OneDrive icon, it means OneDrive is enabled. And the guide below will show you how to disable it. Moreover, if you have already disabled it, you can re-enable it using the guide below as well.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to enable or disable OneDrive integration.
How to Enable/Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10
You can enable and disable OneDrive integration in Windows 10 by changing the Group Policy associated with it in the Local Group Policy Editor. Here is how to do that:
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
2. Using the keys in the Local Group Policy Editor’s left pane, click through to the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive
3. With OneDrive clicked, double-click on the Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage policy on the right side of the same window.
4. From the Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage policy, select either Not Configured (to enable OneDrive), Enabled (to disable OneDrive), or Disabled (to enable OneDrive), and then click on the OK button at the bottom of the window to save the changes.
In conclusion, that is how to enable and disable OneDrive in Windows 10.