Windows 10: One Drive haters - here's how to remove One Drive from File explorer Solved

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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    One Drive haters - here's how to remove One Drive from File explorer


    Hi there

    Thanks to topgundcp here's how to remove One Drive from File explorer after a reboot.

    OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable

    1.Win+R->gpedit.msc
    2.Navigate to: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\OneDrive
    double click on: Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.

    3.Click on: Enable, Apply


    Thanks again to topgundcp.

    Note - stop the one drive service if it appears in the system area (right hand end of taskbar or in the hidden area).
    If after re-boot the one drive is still visible in File explorer - just click it and it will VANISH - GONE Hurrah. !!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Aug 2015 at 12:07. Reason: added tutorial for more info
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Note that gspedit only is available in Windows 10 Pro. It is not included in the Home edition.

    It is possible to manually remove a few entries from the Windows registry in order to achieve the same result.
    Last edited by Joergi; 09 Aug 2015 at 07:13.
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3

    Here is how to remove OneDrive with a batch script. It works on the Home version as well - i.e., it worked for me.

    Link to Reddit: Easy way to uninstall OneDrive if you aren't using it : Windows10
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #4

    Hi there

    Thanks -- also good if you don't have PRO edition.

    I try and avoid touching Registry where possible -- especially if giving general instructions for people not used to messing about with it.

    Backup Registry always before doing this though - it's easy to make an error --even when cutting and pasting into a notepad file.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5

    Hi Jimbo !

    Strangest thing - I have the PRO version and applied the change in group policies as you indicated, but that pesky OneDrive thing won't go away in File Explorer (left site). Even after a couple of restarts.

    Must be still some other setting that causes that ....

    Best,
    Lupercus
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  7.    10 Aug 2015 #7

    I also found this method to remove OneDrive from only the left-side of Internet Explorer:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...eview2014Setup

    Worked like a charm.
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  8. Posts : 20,760
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Aug 2015 #8

    If you like, here's an updated tutorial for how to enable or disable OneDrive integration in Windows 10 for this.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    14 Aug 2015 #9

    If you sync settings across multiple devices, this will likely break that functionality. Backing up your settings may not work too. Probably not a big deal for most, just a FYI post.
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  10. Posts : 20,760
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Aug 2015 #10

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If you sync settings across multiple devices, this will likely break that functionality. Backing up your settings may not work too. Probably not a big deal for most, just a FYI post.
    Nar, it'll only affect file storage in File Explorer and OneDrive.

    I just tested in a VM and my desktop with the same MS acccount and the OneDrive disabled on the desktop. The changes I made (ex: show/hide hidden files) in the VM still got synced to the desktop.
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