Allow for uninstall of OneDrive for Business in Office 365
For those of us with Office 365 business subscriptions, we would like the ability to NOT install the current OneDrive for Business Sync Client and we would like the ability to UNINSTALL the client as part of Office 365 setup. Stopping sync of folders and leaving the buggy program running is not an acceptable solution as one is only a click away from starting to sync with files on the web.
The sync problems include the possibility of incorrect sync by the client and subsequent loss of data so until Microsoft have fixed the sync problem allow us to uninstall it.
This is something we report today — link below:
Joe Timmins commented
A 14 minutes read to uninstall a software? That sounds quite absurd.
Eric R commented
Who wants to go through an entire office install customization just to be able to right-click onedrive for business icon and select "remove synchronization profile" and/or "remove from this PC" (neither of these options being provided by Microsoft since they evidently have Google Drive envy) Get with the program people - the PC does not belong to you - and "boom it's done" would be a fix-it that REMOVE forcibly installed onedrive for business from family member PCs, laptops, etc. This is what I would like to see starting to happen from Microsoft instead of endless articles that point to endless articles that basically always end-up with - "yeah there is no way to remove it". Explorer remove option lawsuit rings a bell ??
We would like to uninstall OneDrive for Business in Office 365
Bruce Lyons commented
This doesn't fix it. This forces the user to re-run SETUP.EXE. This renders the user experience useless until the reconfiguration is done. Try again, please.
For clariification, this is centralized around the issues pertaining to the new OneDrive Next Generation Sync Client, which replaces GROOVE. My biggest issue is that OneDrive installs, takes over syncing, but doesn't remove any of the previous connections to 'OneDrive for Business' that were put out there by Office 365.
After a lot of hassle, I found the following solution: Open Task Manager, Go to Autostart, Deactivate Microsoft OneDrive for Business. Restart.
Have followed most online guides trying to remove onedrive for business. My clients don't use it anymore on there desktops or laptops, (due to constant stalling, syncing issues). They choose to move on to a more reliable sync client. However it still loads on boot. Have used msconfig to clear out groove.exe. But this seems to not affect One drive for business, Tried uninstalling one drive in the Even if it wasn't removed completely it would be helpful if it didn't popup (it seems to make the drive spin regardless - perhaps related to the cache still existing). It kind of sucks....
oh yeah, and MS official response is that you should not delete the files in those cache folders or bad things could happen
agreed. the software is buggy as ****. after just 2 days use, and 10GB of data stored in the ODFB folder (which is kept on a 2TB spinning drive), my system drive on both systems suddenly had cache folders approaching 30GB in size. on SSD drives with a total of 120GB capacity, this is a serious problem. not to mention that a 30GB cache for 10GB of data that already exists on the system is clearly bad programming.
I've cleared everything out of the ODFB account now, but the app still runs in the background. I shoud be able to remove it.