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OneDrive - Delete Sync Settings for Windows 8.1 PCs


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OneDrive - Delete Sync Settings for Windows 8.1 PCs
This tutorial will show you how to delete your synced personal settings from the cloud (OneDrive) backed up from your Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
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How to Delete Your Synced Settings Backed Up on OneDrive for Windows 8.1 PCs and Devices
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This tutorial will show you how to delete your synced personal settings from the cloud (OneDrive) backed up from your Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
How to Delete Your Synced Settings Backed Up on OneDrive for Windows 8.1 PCs and Devices


information   Information
SkyDrive is now called OneDrive instead.

OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide: Free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS, and Android Devices | OneDrive Blog


When you sign in to Windows 8.1 with a Microsoft account, the PC settings and app data you choose to sync are also saved on OneDrive. These synced settings are synced to any Windows 8.1 PC that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

When you turn on sync settings on your PC, you will also be able to turn on or off the individual settings to sync between your PCs.

  • Start screen - Start screen tiles and tile layout
  • Appearance - Colors, background, lock screen, and account picture
  • Desktop personalization - Themes, taskbar, high contrast, and more
  • Installed Apps - Apps installed on your PCs
  • App settings - Your settings and purchases with apps. (This setting can only be synced and not backed up.)
  • Web Browser - Your favorites, open tabs, home pages, history, and settings
  • Passwords - Your sign-in info for some apps, websites, networks, and HomeGroup
  • Language preferences - Keyboards, input methods, display language, personal dictionary, and more
  • Ease of Access - Settings for Narrator, Magnifier, and more
  • Other Windows settings - File Explorer mouse, printers, and more
  • Back up settings - Allows you to set whether you want Windows 8.1 to back up your settings even if you don't choose to sync them between PCs and devices.

This tutorial will show you how to delete your synced personal settings from the cloud (OneDrive) backed up from your Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.

warning   Warning
If you wanted to stop having your personal settings for a specific Windows 8.1 PC or device backed up to OneDrive, then you will need to turn off sync settings on that specific Windows 8.1 PC or device before doing the steps in this tutorial below.

Sync_Settings_with_SkyDrive.jpg

Note   Note
When you are setting up Windows 8.1 with a Microsoft account (see step 17E at link), you will be able to select to copy one of your synced settings from any Windows 8.1 PC that is still available in "Backed up device settings" on your OneDrive.


Windows_8.1_clean_install_setup-1.jpg

Windows_8.1_clean_install_setup-2.jpg





Here's How:

1. Sign in to your OneDrive online for the Device Settings page.

2. Click/tap on the Delete button for the Windows 8.1 PC or device that you want to delete your backed up personal settings for. (see screenshot below)
SkyDrive_Device_Settings-2.jpg

3. Click/tap on Delete to approve deleting the backed up settings for this device. (see screenshot below)
Delete_SkyDrive_Device_Settings.jpg






That's it,
Shawn


 
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Great tutorial Brink!! I was really looking for this information. Thanks a lot!

Greetz,

Rover
 

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You're most welcome Rover. I'm glad it could help. :)
 

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Hello Brink,
for me, I went to Device Backups, I just found:
==========================================
Backed up device settings
You don’t have any devices that are backing up settings to OneDrive.
===============================================

does it mean, it doesn't sync my pc settings?
 

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everything is ok. my account is verified. I just have :
Save document to OneDrive by default - off
 

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If this is a recently setup computer, it may take a few days before it will save and sync on to your OneDrive.
 

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I found a previous account that I stopped using a few days ago has Device Backups.
How can I change it to the current Microsoft Account?
 

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I removed the trust from the email I stopped using.
 

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I think I will wait and see
 

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because even the previous account has a backup made on Sept 28th, and it had been open for awhile.
and one more thing, I haven't used this computer for a few days I mean right after I set the new microsoft account.
 

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That could be why then.
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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    Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B980 @2.40GHz 2.40GHz
    Memory
    4,00 Go
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    Intel Corporation Intel HD Graphics
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    Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
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    Harddrive ST640LM001HN-M640MBB from 596.17 GB SATA II
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Great news. Thank you for posting back to let us know. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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