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How To Delete Your One Drive Microsoft Account

Mar-15 2022

Deleting your OneDrive Microsoft account can be a major decision. But if you're ready to move forward then simply follow the guidelines below. It could be to shut down the account entirely, or you might want to memorialize it or extract content first.

If you're doing it for your own account then of course log in ahead of time. But if you're doing it for someone else - maybe they've passed away or become incapacitated - then you might need to tackle it without a login or password.

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How to Access A OneDrive Microsoft Account (WITHOUT PASSWORD):

  1. For a loved one, to simply delete accounts, Microsoft invites you to first ensure that all subscriptions to Microsoft are cancelled by closing the account holders bank account or credit card.

  2. Please note, an account will be automatically closed after 2 years of inactivity

  3. If you are looking to gain access to the account, you will need to seek legal guidance as Microsoft will need to be served with a valid subpoena or court order to be able to proceed with any extracting of files. While Microsoft states there are no guarantees, getting legal counsel, reading the full instructions, here, and reaching out to their customer support, will help you.

How to  Delete Your OneDrive Microsoft Account (WITH PASSWORD):

Wether you are deleting your OneDrive Account yourself or for a loved one, the following steps apply:

  1. If you are closing the account for yourself, Microsoft recommends that you ensure that, one, it's really you and not someone else, and two, that you're not leaving anything important behind.

  2. Please note that you cannot close accounts individually, you will be closing all your Microsoft accounts at once.

  3. Make your way to close you account, here.

  4. Follow the steps, acknowledge you understand, and proceed to deleting accounts

How to  Delete A OneDrive Microsoft Account (WITH or WITHOUT PASSWORD):

  1. If you can, start by signing into the account, if not, arm yourself with all the information, here.

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