How To Get Rid Of The OneDrive Icon In Windows 10's File Explorer

How to Get Rid of the OneDrive Icon in Windows 10's File Explorer

Like previous versions of Windows, File Explorer has a space-wasting OneDrive icon in the left sidebar. If you don't use OneDrive, you can remove this icon with a simple registry tweak.

We've detailed how to do this in Windows 8, but the registry key has changed in 10, so here are the new instructions. Remember: this won't remove OneDrive from the system, it will just hide it from your File Explorer sidebar.

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit to open up the Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} registry key.

  3. Double-click on System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree change its value from 1 to 0.

  4. Log off or restart your computer. When you open File Explorer, the OneDrive entry should be gone from the list.

As we've mentioned before, you can also remove Quick Access via the registry and Homegroup via Services if you don't want those, either. Enjoy your cleaner, easier-to-navigate sidebar!

Remove OneDrive from the Explorer Side Panel in Windows 10 [Microsoft TechNet]


    Can I just move it below C, or stick it in quick access?

    I just want to be able to open things from onedrive directly, like windows 8, without locally syncing them.

    This is helpful, as my upgrade has left me with two OneDrive icons in that list

    Thanks for the tip, I removed both the OneDrive icon and the Quick Access folders as I found them useless.

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