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Cannot uninstall the OneDrive App: The item “OneDrive” can’t be moved to the Bin because it’s open on Mac

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OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage and sharing utility. Learn more about OneDrive offerings. It offers many advantages when backing up, sharing, and managing your own data. With the feature “Personal Vault“, OneDrive protects your most important files, or sensitive files like your passport, driver’s license, or insurance information. In order to make OneDrive a welcomed solution, OneDrive is preloaded in Windows 10 and 11, so you don’t need to download and install it. When enabled, it can help you sync files or folders to keep data secure. OneDrive is not only available for Windows. Microsoft also offers a OneDrive client for the Mac and the Xbox One game console. OneDrive can also be used in Linux natively with Insync. Kindly refer to these related guides:

Anyone who runs Windows 10 or Windows 11 with an online account, uses Microsoft 365 or an Outlook.com account for their e-mails already has a Microsoft account and simply logs in to OneDrive with this log-in data

For Mac users, taking advantage of free online cloud storage. There are other amazing tiers of online storage you can use on Mac, and they are Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.Kindly refer to these related guides: How to Disable or Uninstall OneDrive on Windows 10 and 11, Microsoft OneDrive Setup On Windows 10 and 11, and Key Features Explained, how to move OneDrive Folder to a Different Location in Windows 10, and how to Share Files, Stop Sharing and Restore Previous Versions of Files on Microsoft OneDrive.

OneDrive Basic offers 5GB of storage with an option to upgrade to higher plans. So, if you are in need of more online storage on your Mac, you can make use of the OneDrive service. Sometimes you may feel there’s less and less application memory on your Mac, and if you want to delete some apps to free up space, OneDrive is on your list. You can remove OneDrive from Mac manually as described in the subsequent steps below.

Fix the item “OneDrive” can’t be moved to the Bin because it’s open

You are unable to remove OneDrive because the application is automatically opened upon login. In order to resolve this error,, we will have to remove the app from automatic login and then proceed with the deletion again. As you can see from the image below, we are unable to delete OneDrive from Mac.

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Naviagte to System Preferences from the LaunchPad,

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Click on the Users & Groups as shown below

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Click on the “Login Options” tab, and on the Padlock in order to make changes.

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You will be required to authenticate in order to unlock USers & Grup Preferences. Please Enter your Administrative PAssword.

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As you can see below, OneDrive starts automatically when I log in. You can uncheck and restart.

Alternatively, I have decided to remove it entirely. Because I am deleting OneDrive, I will have to remove it by selecting OneDrive and clicking on the (-) button as shown in the image below.

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Then restart your Mac (Apple menu > Restart). As you can see below, my device has restarted.

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After it boots up, drag the OneDrive application to the Bin

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You will be required to enter your password to be able to do this.

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I will recommend emptying the trash. After that, you should be able to re-download OneDrive from the Mac App Store.

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That is all, OneDrive has been completely uninstalled.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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