Onedrive For Business always appears in the tray bar on a Windows 10 pc. It's already uninstalled in Control Panel and disabled at startup. Syncing has been paused.

However it keeps reappearing.

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OneDrive can be uninstalled from some versions of Windows 10:

  1. Select the Start button, type Programs in the search box, and then select Add or remove programs in the list of results.

  2. Under Apps & features, find and select Microsoft OneDrive, and then select Uninstall.

As OneDrive is built in to some versions of Windows and can't be uninstalled. As a workaround, you can hide it. Reference “Turn off or uninstall OneDrive” for detail steps: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Turn-off-or-uninstall-OneDrive-f32a17ce-3336-40fe-9c38-6efb09f944b0

  • The link works, it's hidden now. The only thing still remaining is Onedrive in File Explorer. I now found another way of hiding it. howtogeek.com/225973/… Dec 21, 2017 at 7:38

OneDrive for Business seems to be part of Office, not a separate application. To uninstall it:

(Note: The exact locations and wording may vary depending which version of Windows and Office you have installed)

  1. Go to Settings > System > Apps & features
  2. Click Microsoft Office > Modify
  3. Add or Remove Features > Continue
  4. From the list, click Microsoft OneDrive for Business > Not Available > Continue

Use Autoruns to disable it completely.

Type "onedrive" in the Filter field in the Everything tab, and uncheck all entries.

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