Remove OneDrive Powershell RRS feed

  • Question

  • Building a PowerShell script to remove OneDriveSetup from the registry. Each time I attempt to unload the UserHive, I get an "Error: Access is denied."

    How am I unable to unload this hive?

    ##### Remove OneDriveSetup from Registry
    $regHKUPath = "HKU:\UserHive\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
    $element = "C:\Users\Default"
    $hideMe = New-PSDrive -PSProvider Registry -Name HKU -Root HKEY_USERS
    $hideMe = reg load HKU\UserHive "$element\NTUSER.DAT"
    If (Get-ItemProperty -Path $regHKUPath -Name OneDriveSetup -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
        Write-Output 'OneDriveSetup Value exists'
        Get-Item -Path $regHKUPath | Remove-ItemProperty -Name OneDriveSetup
    } Else {
        Write-Output 'OneDriveSetup Value DOES NOT exist'
    $hideMe = reg unload HKU\UserHive
    $hideMe = Remove-PSDrive -Name HKU
    ##### End Remove OneDriveSetup from Registry

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:52 PM

All replies

  • You have to wait until the system unloads the drive but first un-map the drive

    Remove-PSDrive -Name HKU -Force
    sleep 30
    reg unload HKU\UserHive


    • Proposed as answer by Ian Xue Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:40 AM
    Friday, July 24, 2020 12:19 AM
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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:49 AM