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  1.    13 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10

    Cannot Remove OneDrive from Desktop


    Hey everybody, ran into a problem that I can't seem to fix and was hoping for some help.

    I had to reinstall Windows 10 the other day and in doing so, OneDrive came up. I uninstalled it from the Control Panel, but it left an empty folder on my desktop, which appears in the toolbar as well as in Explorer.

    I ran the suggested registry changes as described here: How to remove OneDrive desktop icon Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    Still, nothing.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this annoying issue?

    Here's a picture for reference of what it currently looks like:

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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    South Africa
    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64 16299.64

    Quote Originally Posted by iKing1 View Post
    Hey everybody, ran into a problem that I can't seem to fix and was hoping for some help.

    I had to reinstall Windows 10 the other day and in doing so, OneDrive came up. I uninstalled it from the Control Panel, but it left an empty folder on my desktop, which appears in the toolbar as well as in Explorer.

    I ran the suggested registry changes as described here: How to remove OneDrive desktop icon Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    Still, nothing.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this annoying issue?

    Here's a picture for reference of what it currently looks like:
    I use this registry script to get rid of the OneDrive icons:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Remove OneDrive from Explorer
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
    "{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}"=-
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}"=-
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
    @="OneDrive"
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,193
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello iKing1,

    Did you also use the tutorial below to disable OneDrive integration?

    Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  4.    14 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    If I try to do the regedit step in that link, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive doesn't show up for me as having DisableFileSyncNGSC DWORD. It only says:

    (Default) REG_Z (value not set)
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  5.    14 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10 pro

    Hi,
    You can create a new key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive by:
    Right click->New->DWORD(32bit)Value.
    Rename it to DisableFileSyncNGSC then double click to open it and give Value: 1
    Restart or Logout then Login and...that's it!
    Last edited by werby; 14 Aug 2017 at 06:41.
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  6.    14 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,193
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Quote Originally Posted by iKing1 View Post
    If I try to do the regedit step in that link, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive doesn't show up for me as having DisableFileSyncNGSC DWORD. It only says:

    (Default) REG_Z (value not set)
    The DWORD is not there by default. If you like, you can use the available .reg file download in step 3 in Option 2 of the tutorial I posted above to automatically make the changes for you.
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  7.    15 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Nope, that didn't seem to do the trick either. It's still showing up the same
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  8.    15 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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  9.    15 Aug 2017 #9
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Nope, still the same

    Could there be a problem with this having gotten screwed up by me uninstalling it from the Control Panel? It seems strange to me that the icon for the folder isn't the cloud and that when I hover over it on the desktop toolbar version, it says (Empty), but if I right click on it, there's no option to delete it.
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  10.    16 Aug 2017 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    OS

    Quote Originally Posted by iKing1 View Post
    Nope, still the same

    Could there be a problem with this having gotten screwed up by me uninstalling it from the Control Panel?
    Yes, i had the same exact problem, i have 10 pro and do not use onedrive so i disabled it in gpedit, if i uninstall onedrive i have the result you show in post #1
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