74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Microsoft OneDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #68
United States Rank #70
Reach 6.7941%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.12 days
269.06 days >
Average installed length: 141.37 days


17.3.5907.0716 2.00%
17.3.5860.0512 8.25%
17.3.5849.0427 1.48%
17.3.5834.0406 0.00%
17.3.5830.0401 0.00%
17.3.4726.0226 11.02%
17.3.4724.0224 1.00%
17.3.4713.0209 0.51%
17.3.4604.0120 0.93%
17.3.4559.1125 0.01%
17.3.4517.1031 0.17%
17.3.1229.0918 15.96%
17.3.1226.0908 0.00%
17.3.1173.0716 0.00%
17.3.1171.0714 12.27%
17.3.1166.0618 0.72%
17.3.1165.0612 2.82%
17.0.4041.0512 7.88%
17.0.4035.0328 19.97%
17.0.4029.0217 6.06%
17.0.4024.1220 3.10%
17.0.4023.1211 5.85%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Microsoft

Microsoft OneDrive

What is Microsoft OneDrive?

OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device.

About  (from Microsoft)

Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more — anywhere, on any device, free. Keep your favorite photos and videos safe, even if something happens to your device. Earn an extra 3 GB of storage when you activate camera roll backup to save photos automatically. It's easy to view them anytime, on any device....  Read more


The most used version is 17.0.4035.0328, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 26.47 MB (27,756,530 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: onedrive.live.com/about/en-us
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=215117
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\skydrive\17.0.4029.0217
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4029.0217\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 26.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft OneDrive

  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll
  • FileSyncApi.dll - Microsoft OneDrive (Microsoft OneDrive File Information Provider Extension)
  • logging.dll - Logging Library
  • RemoteAccess.dll - Remote Access
  • SkyDrive.LocalizedResources.dll
  • SkyDrive.Resources.dll
  • SkyDriveClient.dll - Microsoft OneDrive Client
  • SkyDriveConfig.exe - Microsoft OneDrive Configuration Application
  • SkyDriveSessions.dll - P2P Session Library
  • SkyDriveShell.dll - Microsoft OneDrive Shell Extension
  • SqmWrapper.dll - SQM Library
  • SyncEngine.dll - Microsoft OneDrive Sync Engine
  • Telemetry.dll - Telemetry Library
  • VideoStreamingPlugin.dll - Video Streaming Plugin Library
  • WnsClientApi.dll - OneDrive WNS Client Library
  • wlmfds.dll - Photo Gallery (WLX Media Foundation Direct Show Wrapper)
  • ETWlog.dll - Windows Live (ETW Session Library)
  • OneDriveSetup.exe - Microsoft OneDrive Setup
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SkyDriveShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SkyDriveEx' with a class of {CB3D0F55-BC2C-4C1A-85ED-23ED75B5106B}.

How do I remove Microsoft OneDrive?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft OneDrive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft OneDrive from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft OneDrive, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft OneDrive.

Win 8 52%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.54%
Windows 7 46.71%
Windows Vista 0.67%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 32.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.74%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.20%
Windows 8 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.74%
  Germany 7.74%
  United Kingdom 6.28%
  Canada 3.76%
  France 3.15%
  Australia 2.52%
  Italy 2.50%
  Brazil 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Sweden 1.13%
  DK 1.11%
  India 1.04%
  Austria 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.07%
Dell 17.93%
Acer 14.20%
ASUS 13.05%
Toshiba 7.72%
Lenovo 6.73%
Samsung 3.64%
Medion 2.23%
MSI 0.86%
Intel 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.86%
ASUS All Series 4.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.46%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
Population:8.1over a year ago
I've Right-Clicked on OneDrive a few times, dug through Uninstall Programs multiple times and searched Microsoft's main-site and a few other websites for how to uninstall OneDrive. It doesn't give me the Right-Click option to delete it, isn't listed on my Uninstall Programs list at all and I have yet to find a single site giving legitimate data on how to remove this useless app. (and yes I also tried the way you have listed above and still have not deleted it.) I have a Toshiba C55-A Laptop and am running Windows 8.1 with 4 RAM. (These people really shot themselves in the foot with Windows 8 and 8.1 but having OneDrive (SkyDrive) as almost mandatory software being buried this deep is a slap in the face.