Windows 10: Remove iCloud Photos from Devices and Drives View in File Explorer Solved

  1. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       13 Jul 2016 #1

    Remove iCloud Photos from Devices and Drives View in File Explorer

    I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?
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  2. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2016 #2

    I found a solution. I deleted this registry key:


    This solution is definitely not original--I saw this online but I don't remember where and I didn't save the link.
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  3.    24 Apr 2017 #3

    Thanks gogreen
    with the need to remove the 'iCloud', icon - I did a search and came across your solution.Instant success!
    Many thanks for putting this on the forum
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  4.    03 Mar 2018 #4

    thank you for this soln gogreen, much appreciated! Here is a quick summary for others if interested -


    1. Open regedit (Win+R, "regedit")
    2. Enter key in address bar
    3. Deprecate key
      • Opt A. - delete
      • Opt B. - rename something different (e.g. prefix with "_")

    4. Close and re-open to observe result

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{F0D63F85-37EC-4097-B30D-61B4A8917118}

    thanks! :)
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