However, before these settings to sync across your devices, they first get uploaded to your Microsoft account (more specifically to your OneDrive account), and each of your PCs will download and apply the settings depending if you have the feature enabled. If you want to completely disable this feature and you don’t want Microsoft to keep a copy of your settings, or you want to start over with a clean set of preferences, it’s possible to delete the settings uploaded to the Microsoft servers. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly delete your Windows 10 settings uploaded to your Microsoft account.

How to delete synced settings on Windows 10

In order to delete your Windows 10 settings uploaded to your OneDrive account, you must first disable the sync feature on all your devices connected with the same Microsoft account, and then you can delete your synced settings. Here’s how.

Disabling settings sync

To disable the ability for Windows 10 to sync your settings to the cloud, do the following: After completing the steps, repeat the instructions on all your devices using the same Microsoft account. Windows 10 with sync settings disabled

Deleting synced Windows 10 settings

To delete your synced Windows 10 settings stored in OneDrive, do the following: Once you’ve completed the steps, the settings previously uploaded to your OneDrive account will be delete. You can now leave this feature disabled on Windows 10, or you can enable the feature again to sync a fresh copy of your settings. Delete synced Windows 10 settings from Microsoft account Although this guide is focused on Windows 10, you can also use the same process to delete your settings if you’re using Windows 8.1. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.