How To Remove OneDrive From File Explorer on Windows 10

In this tutorial, learn how to remove OneDrive from File Explorer on Windows 10.

File Explorer has a space-wasting OneDrive icon on the left sidebar. If you don’t use OneDrive, you can hide this icon with a simple registry tweak.

How To Remove OneDrive From File Explorer on Windows 10

How To Get Rid of the OneDrive Icon in Windows 10’s File Explorer

1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R at the same time, and then type in regedit. Click OK to open Registry Editor.

2. When the Registry Editor appears, navigate to the following key:


3. In the right pane, find and double-click on the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree change its value from 1 to 0.

4. Restart your computer.

When you open File Explorer, The OneDrive folder should be gone from the list.

If you don’t feel like manually editing the Registry yourself, we’ve created downloadable registry hacks you can use. One hack hides the OneDrive folder from File Explorer, while another hack restores it. We’ve included versions for both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 10.

You can download remove OneDrive from File Explorer hacks from here.

To check whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10, navigate to Settings > System > About. Look at “System type” and see whether it says you’re using a “32-bit operating system” or “64-bit operating system”.

Double-click the one you want to use, click through the prompts, and then restart your computer.

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Hope something helps you.