Ways to delete a OneDrive shared library

OneDrive’s Shared libraries (or SharePoint sites) serve as large collections of various documents, media and content for your team/organization. In this blog post, I’m going to demonstrate how you can delete a OneDrive shared library.


  1. Open your shared library 
  2. Open the site options from the cog icon 
  3. Select Site information 
  4. Click on Delete site 
  5. Check the confirmation box 
  6. Select Delete 

In this post we’ll be giving you a short image guided walk through on deleting your OneDrive shared libraries. Additionally, to ease any potential confusion, we’ll also go over why you may still be seeing your shared library afterwards. If you’re not the most confident with tech, or just want to be certain you’re following along correctly, we highly recommend following along. 

Quick links: 

Deleting a OneDrive shared library in OneDrive & SharePoint online 

Step 1 – Open your OneDrive shared library 

  • Access your OneDrive shared library and select the Go to site navigation link. This will open your shared libraries associated SharePoint site. From there we will be able to traverse the steps leading to the shared library’s deletion. 

Step 2 – Access the shared library’s site information 

  • Upon opening the site, look to the top right of the page- here you will locate a cog icon. Click on the icon to access a series of options. From the options select Site information

Step 3 – Select the shared library’s site deletion option 

  • At the bottom of the menu, you can observe the Delete site text. Clicking this text will allow you to take the final step towards the deletion of your OneDrive shared library via its SharePoint site. 

Step 4 – Confirm the deletion of your OneDrive shared library 

  • If you have read the highlighted text and acknowledge both the entirety of your site and its content will be erased: you may check the confirmation box and select Delete to finish. 

Deleted OneDrive shared library is still listed 

Is this normal 

You may find your OneDrive shared library is still listed after deletion. This is normal and may take some time to cease. Despite this, the document library will appear erroneous, should you attempt to view it. Lastly, attempting to view the Shared library’s site will result in a 404 error. This indicates that the page you’re attempting to visit is inaccessible- due to a connection issue, or in this case the page no longer existing. 

End note 


OneDrive shared libraries are large collections of documents and organised content for either internal or mixed eternal use. Each OneDrive shared library is accessible and configurable via the Office 365 SharePoint platform. As such a shared library’s deletion is carried out on said platform via the Site information page. 


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