Cannot Remove OneDrive from Desktop

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  1. Eagle51's Avatar
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #31

    Probably a long shot ... I wonder if it could be the OneDrive Icon Overlay entries that got left in the registry. There are a few of them (OneDrive1,OneDrive2,etc) and I would export them, before deleting them.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
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  2. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #32

    Eagle51 said:
    Probably a long shot ... I wonder if it could be the OneDrive Icon Overlay entries that got left in the registry. There are a few of them (OneDrive1,OneDrive2,etc) and I would export them, before deleting them.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
    In that section of the registry editor, I have:

    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)

    and a folder of EnhancedStorageShell which houses:

    (Default) REG_SZ {D9144DCD-E998-4ECA-AB6A-DCD83CCBA16D}
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #33

    Any other ideas?
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  4. prikker's Avatar
    Posts : 382
    Windows 10 Home
       #34

    I don't know, but maybe try to delete it with eraser? Or Revo uninstaller.
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 7
       #35

    Go to explorer and navigate here

    C:\Users\<your login name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Right click and delete.

    Edit: you will need to show hidden folders first.

    Your posted images show OneDrive on the Start Menu, not the Desktop.
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  6. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
       #36

    iKing1 said:
    Any other ideas?
    If you have win 10 home you're "not supposed to not use onedrive" unless tweaking keys that will
    possibly be restored when you update, namely you have to screw up a bit how the system is supposed to
    work to disable onedrive.
    My advice is to use win 10 pro, disable onedrive and do not uninstall the program, in my experience this is how
    all onedrive icons and folder disappear and pc works well.

    hope this help
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,014
    Windows10
       #37

    Simplest thing is to ENABLE onedrive and set it so no folders are syncing. That way it is basically dormant.

    It is even easier now you can have "files on demand" in Insider versions (effectively placeholders).

    I have uploaded files to one drive, and I can see them from Windows, and access them on demand, but no longer have to maintain sync folders, with resources being used.
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  8. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       #38

    iKing1 said:
    Any other ideas?
    You may create a new local admin user account and see if issue still exists.
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  9. Posts : 75
    Windows 10
       #39

    I'm having the same problem.

    Did you ever figure out how to remove this?
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  10. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #40

    Nope, nothing's gotten this to work. It still shows up exactly the same in all the same places as before, sadly
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