4 Easy Ways to Uninstall Google Drive on Windows 10 Completely
This article will teach you how to uninstall Google Drive on Windows 10 completely in 4 ways. Please read on to learn more information.
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“I want to uninstall my Google Drive, but it said the program is in use, and ask me to quit the program before uninstalling. how I do I quit the program and uninstall Google Drive on Windows 10?”
Google Drive is one of the most popular data backup destinations. It can not only save files on a more secure remote server but also easily organize files in Google Drive. Google Drive provides a compatible desktop app on Windows 10. Maybe you no longer want to use the Google Drive app, or you need to reinstall it to solve some problems.
Don’t worry! This article will show you step by step how to uninstall Google Drive from Windows 10.
Before removing Google Drive from Windows 10, you need to make sure that you have exited the Google Drive desktop application. Here we provide you with the correct way to disconnect your Google Drive account and exit the program.
Step 1. Click the Google Backup and Sync icon on the task tray of the desktop, and then click the more options icon.
Step 2. Click Quit Backup and Sync. If you have logged in to multiple Google Drive accounts, click Quit All.
Wait for all processes to end and disconnect the Google Drive account, then you can try to delete Google Drive in Windows 10.
Incomplete uninstallation of Google Backup and Sync may cause some problems, so we provide 4 ways to uninstall the Google Drive app correctly. Follow step by step to learn how to remove Google Drive from Windows 10.
You can quickly uninstall Google Backup and Sync in the Windows 10 settings, the steps are as follows:
Step 1. Go to Windows 10 settings, press Win + I to open it quickly, and click App & features on the taskbar.
Step 2. Scroll or use the search box to find Backup and Sync from Google and click Uninstall.
Install a new program on Windows 10, and the program will be added to the list of Programs and Features in the control panel. So you need to uninstall Google Backup and Sync, which can be done directly in the Programs and Features interface.
Step 1. Type backup in the search box on the desktop, right-click and select Backup and Sync from Google, and click Uninstall.
Step 2. The system will automatically open the control panel, currently in the Uninstall or change a program interface, click Backup and Sync from Google under Uninstall, select Uninstall, and follow the instructions to continue the next uninstall operation.
System Restore is a built-in program of the Windows operating system. Use this program to restore the system to its previous state and remove programs that interfere with the operation of the computer.
Create a system restore point before installing a new app, then you can use the system restore function to restore your system and remove useless apps, including Google Drive.
✎Note: Before using the system restore function, please back up your important files and data.
Step 1. Open the Control Panel of your Windows 10, click the System protection tab on the left of the interface. You can view System Properties on the right side of the interface.
Step 2. Click System Restore and the following window will be displayed, click Create to create a system restore point.
Step 3. Select Choose a different restore point in the next window and click Next.
Step 4. Select a system restore point in the list, which needs to be created before installing Google Drive, and then click Next.
✎Note: Programs installed after the selected restore point time may not work properly, and the user may need to reinstall.
Step 5. Click Finish in the Confirm your restore point window.
Step 6. If the following window pops up, click Yes to confirm.
Windows saves the settings and information of the installed program in the registry, including the uninstall command to uninstall the program. You can use the following steps to remove Google Drive on Windows 10 by editing the registry.
✎Note: Using this method may be risky, because if you accidentally make a mistake at a certain step, it may cause the system to crash.
Step 1. Press the Win + R key to open the Run command box, then type regedit, and click OK to continue.
Step 2. Find the Google Drive among the options listed in the registry, double-click UninstallString, and copy Value data.
Step 3. Press the Win + R key to open the Run command box, paste the value data into the box, click OK to confirm.
Step 4. Then follow the instructions to uninstall Google Drive sync on Windows 10 step by step.
After uninstalling the Google Drive app from the computer, the Google Drive folder created by the service will also be deleted. But you can still use the Google Drive web app normally on your browser.
According to the above 4 methods, you can completely uninstall Google Drive from Windows 10. These methods are free, and you can choose one according to your needs.
Besides, we recommend that you can use CBackupper to automatically back up Windows 10 data to the cloud more professionally. This is an extremely practical and convenient tool that protects your data in all directions.