Windows 10: Cannot Remove OneDrive from Desktop

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  1.    13 Aug 2017 #1

    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. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
    Posts : 422
    Windows 10 Pro WS x64 17134.320
       13 Aug 2017 #2

    iKing1 said: 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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,168
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Aug 2017 #3

    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

    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. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       14 Aug 2017 #5

    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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,168
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Aug 2017 #6

    iKing1 said: 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

    Nope, that didn't seem to do the trick either. It's still showing up the same
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,168
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       15 Aug 2017 #8
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  9.    15 Aug 2017 #9

    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. Posts : 447
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
       16 Aug 2017 #10

    iKing1 said: 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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