How to Stop OneDrive from Starting up Automatically on Windows 11?


OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud and backup storage that synchronizes your files across all devices and automatically startup every time a user signs into Windows. If you don’t use OneDrive all the time and want to disable this behavior, the risewindows post will show you how to do it.

When you install OneDrive on Windows 11, it automatically adds its icon on the taskbar. You can right-click the OneDrive app icon on the taskbar and close it. However, the next time you log back onto Windows 11, the OneDrive app will start up again.

How to Prevent OneDrive from Starting up Automatically on Windows 11 using Taskbar?

As mentioned above, the OneDrive service will automatically start up when you sign in to Windows. You can turn this behavior off when using Windows and perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Task Manager.

For that, right-click on the Start button on Taskbar and select Task Manager to launch it.

Step 2. Now, if the Task Manager opens with fewer details (Refer below image), click the down-facing caret to expand it.

Step 3. Then Task Manager will appear with full details. Then navigate to the Startup tab.

Step 4. Finally, locate the “OneDrive” or “Microsoft OneDrive.” Then right-click on it and select the Disable option.

When you sign in to your user account, the OneDrive program will not open automatically.

That’s it.

How to Disable OneDrive Autostart from the App Settings?

You can disable auto-start using OneDrive application settings, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area. If you don’t see the icon, click the upward-facing caret to view the hidden app icons.

Step 2. Now, on the Microsoft OneDrive window, select the Settings tab. Then, uncheck the box that says, “Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows” under the “General” section.

Step 3. At last, click the OK button.

When you sign in to your account, Microsoft OneDrive should not open automatically.

That’s it.

Keep learning, and keep growing, guys.

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