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How to Turn On or Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files in Windows 10

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You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with people.

You can stop sharing an item, or change the permissions others have to it, if you are the owner of the item or have edit permissions.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to display notifications for your account in Windows 10 when people share with you or edit your shared files in OneDrive.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files in OneDrive Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files using a REG file






Turn On or Off OneDrive Notifications for Shared Files in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off OneDrive Notifications for Shared Files in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files in OneDrive Settings

1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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If you don't have the OneDrive notification area icon available, then open your OneDrive folder from File Explorer or Start menu to have it available afterwards.


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2. In the Settings tab, check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) the Display notifications when people share with me or edit my shared files box under the bottom Notifications section, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off OneDrive Notifications for Shared Files in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off OneDrive Notifications for Shared Files in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files using a REG file

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OneDrive

ShareNotificationDisabled DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


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


 2. To Turn On Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files

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

Turn_On_OneDrive_Share_notifications.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files

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

Turn_Off_OneDrive_Share_notifications.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.




That's it,
Shawn