Removing OneDrive from a Windows 10 notebook

ddantes
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I want all my files to be stored exclusively on my notebook's hard drive.  Even after configuring OneDrive that way, and disconnecting my notebook from synchronization, every file I add to the desktop causes the OneDrive folder to reappear in my user profile.   In Control Panel, Microsoft OneDrive does not appear under programs or features, so I don't see how to uninstall it.  Please advise.
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Michael PainterIT administrator Small Business Owner

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This link contains the procedure to unlink Onedrive from your PC.
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Thank you.  However, that is the first step I took, and it hasn't stopped OneDrive from "Capturing" new files on my desktop.  I want to remove it entirely from the computer, but it doesn't appear in the "Remove Programs" list in Control Panel.
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run cmd or powershell as administrator
taskkill /im onedrive.exe /f
%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
restart your pc

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Thank you both!

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