Windows 10: Hide/Remove OneDrive in File Manager on Windows 10 Solved

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       06 Sep 2015 #1

    Hide/Remove OneDrive in File Manager on Windows 10


    I would like the OneDrive icon to be hidden/removed from File Explorer on my 64 bit Windows 10 Home device. I find the same steps all over the that don't seem to work for me involving setting two flags in the registry as follows:

    Set the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD value to 0 for both of the following:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

    I've set them both on and off, restarting inbetween, several times but it doesn't seem to affect OneDrive in the File Manager. The other option presented is ripping OneDrive out completely but that doesn't seem to work for me as well. Those instructions involve killing the OneDrive process and then removing it using the following commands:

    64-bit edition of Windows 10: %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
    32-bit edition of Windows 10: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

    I've though I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 I don't even have OneDriveSetup.exe in my System32 folder. I do have it in my SysWoW64 folder but when I run it with the /uninstall switch nothing seems to happen and the OneDrive icon remains in File Explorer.

    Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Arsenal, :)

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove OneDrive from the navigation pane in File Explorer.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #3

    Arsenal said: View Post
    I would like the OneDrive icon to be hidden/removed from File Explorer on my 64 bit Windows 10 Home device. I find the same steps all over the that don't seem to work for me involving setting two flags in the registry as follows:

    Set the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD value to 0 for both of the following:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

    I've set them both on and off, restarting inbetween, several times but it doesn't seem to affect OneDrive in the File Manager. The other option presented is ripping OneDrive out completely but that doesn't seem to work for me as well. Those instructions involve killing the OneDrive process and then removing it using the following commands:

    64-bit edition of Windows 10: %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
    32-bit edition of Windows 10: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

    I've though I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 I don't even have OneDriveSetup.exe in my System32 folder. I do have it in my SysWoW64 folder but when I run it with the /uninstall switch nothing seems to happen and the OneDrive icon remains in File Explorer.

    Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you!
    Navigate to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

    Right click on the Key and Export it first, then Delete it.
    The affect should be immediate.

    EDIT: I should add that you should sign out of/disable and/or exit OneDrive first, and you won't be able to access the folder from any other location until you set up OneDrive anew.
    Hence the importance of exporting the Key first.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2015 #4

    Edwin you are the man. I'd seen that key when I was bouncing around finding the two I set above but had no idea what to do with it. Just a question for my own knowledge, would the key delete you describe make my two registry settings unnecessary or are all three required (two toggles and a delete)?

    Thank you sir!
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  5.    29 May 2018 #5

    How to remove OneDrive from File Explorer?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 May 2018 #6

    Hello rdwray,

    Did you already try this below to remove OneDrive from the navigation pane of File Explorer?

    Add or Remove OneDrive from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7.    29 May 2018 #7

    Yes, and I tried all this: https://geckoblue.livejournal.com/292623.html (Remove OneDrive From The File Explorer Dropdown)
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,093
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 May 2018 #8

    Odd. It still removes OneDrive for me.

    Add or Remove OneDrive from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Normally, you don't need to restart the computer to apply, but you might see if it may help if you haven't already.

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  9.    29 May 2018 #9

    Reboot no worky... I am running 1709 and I have noticed that a lot of references on how to set up Windows 10 do not match what I have, but that should not have any effect on the registry.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 May 2018 #10

    Agreed. That should have no effect on this.

    Perhaps updating to 1803 may repair the issue to allow you to remove it afterwards?
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