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    How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10
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    08 Jul 2018
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    How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10


    In Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone.

    OneDrive is free online storage at OneDrive.com that comes with your Microsoft account. Itís like an extra hard drive thatís available from any of the devices you use. You no longer need to email files to yourself or carry around (and possibly lose) a USB flash drive. Instead, whether youíre on your laptop and working on a presentation, viewing photos from your last family vacation on your new tablet, or on your phone reviewing your shopping list, you can get to your files in OneDrive.

    If you disable OneDrive integration:
    • Users canít open the OneDrive app.
    • The OneDrive app will not run at startup for all users.
    • Windows Store apps canít access OneDrive using the WinRT API.
    • OneDrive doesnít appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer for all users.
    • OneDrive files arenít kept in sync with the cloud.
    • Users canít automatically upload photos and videos from the camera roll folder.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable OneDrive integration to allow or prevent apps and features from working with files on OneDrive for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able enable or disable OneDrive integration.

    This will not prevent users from being able to access files on their OneDrive online at OneDrive.com.

    This will not affect syncing settings.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: OneDrive integration disabled
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    Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration OPTION ONE Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration
    To Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below instead.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open OneDrive. (see screenshot below)

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    2. In the right pane OneDrive, double click/tap on Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage to edit the policy. (see screenshot above)

    3. Do step 4 (enable) or step 5 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Enable OneDrive Integration

    A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 5A)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


     5. To Disable OneDrive Integration

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 5A)

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    6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

    7. Add or remove OneDrive from the navigation pane for what you want.

    8. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.






    Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration OPTION TWO Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration
    To Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive

    DisableFileSyncNGSC DWORD

    0 or delete = enable
    1 = disable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable OneDrive Integration

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_OneDrive_Integration.reg

    download


     3. To Disable OneDrive Integration

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_OneDrive_Integration.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. Add or remove OneDrive from the navigation pane for what you want.

    8. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Hi Thanks

    I'll do it in the morning when my brain is working properly.
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #2

    Thanks for sharing, it's definitely worth trying.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    21 Sep 2015 #3

    This one doesn't work, trying to disable but no way its always there inside File Explorer no matter what way I'm trying.
    can't imagine what I do wrong
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,692
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       21 Sep 2015 #4

    DEDE99 said: View Post
    This one doesn't work, trying to disable but no way its always there inside File Explorer no matter what way I'm trying.
    can't imagine what I do wrong
    Hello Dede, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Are you using Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 as in your specs?

    Which option in the tutorial are you using?

    Did you restart the computer afterwards?
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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #5

    Hello Brink, thanks for response and sorry for my late answer.
    I used the first option and after the second and did the restart of course on my Windows 10 Pro x64.
    The icon did disapear from my Taskbar but not from my Windows Explorer like your picture shows https://www.tenforums.com/attachments...ation_pane.png
    Thank you
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  6. Posts : 30,692
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       10 Oct 2015 #6

    Dede,

    Odd. It should have removed OneDrive from your navigation pane as well. If you like, you can also use the tutorial below to remove OneDrive from the navigation pane.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Oct 2015 #7

    Thanks a lot this one worked :)
    OneDrive is now removed from my Windows Explorer
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  8. Posts : 30,692
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       10 Oct 2015 #8

    Great news. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    21 Jun 2016 #9

    Due to the recent changes in storage size policy I decided to move to Dropbox. I clicked OneDrive icon on the taskbar, in the settings I disabled "run OneDrive when computer starts" and I also disabled the OneDrive sync option. My plan is to use "C:\Users\<user>\OneDrive" folder as DropBox folder. However, every time I open "C:\Users\<user>\OneDrive" in explorer, the window pops up that prompts me to enter OneDrive login information.. Hehehe, I certainly dont want to use OneDrive anymore, how do I get rid of this?
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