By default, the OneDrive application comes with Windows 11/10 and opens automatically whenever you log into your account. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service and is a backup space that synchronizes files and folders across all devices. This application starts automatically every time a user logs into their Windows account. If you don’t use it, you can disable and uninstall OneDrive from your computer.
If, on the other hand, you want to use the features of OneDrive and only disable its automatic start, we are here to help you with this article.
How to disable Onedrive on startup in Windows 11 using the system tray
By default OneDrive starts when you sign in to your Windows 11 account. If you don’t like this behavior, you can prevent the application from running when the operating system starts. To do this follow these steps:
Step 1. First, open the Task Manager window
To do this right click on the Start button on the taskbar and select Task Manager .
Step 2. If Task Manager opens and doesn’t show many items (like in the image you see below) click the down slider to increase the size of the window and increase the amount of information inside it.
Step 3. Now the task manager will display all the information you need. Click “Start”.
Step 4. Locate the “OneDrive” or “Microsoft OneDrive” entry and right-click on it to open a pop-up menu. Here select the item “Disable”.
That’s all. When you log into your Onedrive user account it will no longer start automatically.
How to disable OneDrive autostart from application settings
Using the OneDrive application settings you can disable its automatic launch. To do this you need to perform these steps:
Step 1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area of the taskbar. If you don’t see the icon, click the up arrow to reveal hidden app icons.
Step 2. In the Microsoft OneDrive window select the Settings tab . At this point, uncheck the item ” Start OneDrive automatically when I log into Windows ” in the “General” section.
Step 3. Once you are done click on the “ OK ” button.
Now when you log in you will no longer see OneDrive open automatically.