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
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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_ROOTCLSID{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]


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