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Windows 10 removing "One Drive"

Hello,
On windows 10 how does one disable the "One Drive?"  This is the drive that is online.
All the time that I go to save a file, it takes me to the 1 Drive.  I think it is called the "One Drive."
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A quick google found this:
https://techjourney.net/disable-or-uninstall-onedrive-completely-in-windows-10/

From the above link (without pictures)
Press Win + R keyboard accelerator to open Run dialog box.
Type GPedit.msc and hit Enter or OK to open Local Group Policy Editor.
Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> OneDrive.
In the right pane, double click on policy named Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.
Select the Enabled radio button.
Click or tap OK when done.
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What are the chances; there is a W. Lee where I work!  
rindi and Lee, let me try this at home tonight and I will get back to you, thanks.
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I tried it and almost got into a heap of trouble!  It seems that the file manager does not function without OneDrive.  I could not use GPedit.  Nothing came up when I tired it.  I found the OneDrive cloud icon, and right clicked on it but did not find the "unlink."  I then proceeded to disable the OneDrive by clicking here and there, (now I do not recommend it).  This morning when i went to get a file, I was not allowed to access my files.  I surely got afraid.  I started to change back the settings I had changed and got my files back.
Any other suggestions?
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Maybe you need to create a new Windows account that is local rather than the m$ cloud account. I'm not sure whether you can disable OneDrive if you are using an m$ account Which is the default when you install Windows 10. I alway setup my PC's using the non-default local account, and for those accounts where I want to sync with OneDrive I join it to my hotmail account later.
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Lee, I don't know what my hang up is in using the OneDrive; I don't have anything on my drive that would be of concern.  I think it is the idea of privacy, of having what I have in other people's hands, so to speak.
rindi, I guess I'll have to live with it.

let me give it one more effort, then I'll close this question.
Thanks
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rindi, I'll set up a local user account and get back to you.
thanks
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It appears that when I unpinned the file manager from the task bar, the One Drive started behaving properly.  I still have files in the One Drive, but they are not being shared.  At least now I can place my files in the Documents folder.
good to hear you have a work around