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How to Hide OneDrive Entirely in Windows 10

Oyetoke Tobi - Friday, January 27, 2017

With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to integrate OneDrive into the operating system itself. Which is kind of a nice move to some and also a terrible to some because, OneDrive now comes with Windows 10.

In any case if you don’t like OneDrive, the best thing you can do now is to simply hide OneDrive completely so that you won’t be able to see it or interact with it. Of course you can still unhide if you would need it in the future. Here’s how to hide OneDrive Completely in Windows 10.

There are several you can do this, however we’ll show the most effective and easiest way to do this. 

The first thing you have to do is to unlink your OneDrive account. Look for the OneDrive icon at the taskbar tray icon, right-click on it, and then select Settings. 

In the Settings tab, uncheck all Checkboxes in the General area.
In the Account tab, click Unlink OneDrive link to stop syncing OneDrive files to your computer. Then click on “Choose Folders” and uncheck all the folders therein.

In the Auto Save tab, set all option in the Documents and Pictures area to “This PC Only”. This will prevent files from being saved automatically to OneDrive.

Then click on OK to save and apply the changes you made. 
The next thing to do now is to hide the OneDrive from showing up in File Explorer’s sidebar. 

Open the Registry Editor and you can do that by pressing Windows + R shortcut keys to open Run prompt, type in “regedit” and press enter to open it. Or simply search for “regedit” in the Startmenu.

Now navigate to the below key:

 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CLSID \ {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}. 

For quick navigation simply search for “018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}”.

After selecting the key, you should be able to see a value called System.IsPinnedToSpaceTree. So right-click on that and select Modify. Then set its value to 0.

Then click on OK to save the changes.

OneDrive should now be hidden out of sight. Enjoy!



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