Windows 10: Remove OneDrive from File Explorer

Discus and support Remove OneDrive from File Explorer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I had to reinstall Windows 10 recently. While I was copying my files to C:\users\[MyName] I discovered that Microsoft pushed the OneDrive service and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RickSP_1970, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Remove OneDrive from File Explorer


    I had to reinstall Windows 10 recently. While I was copying my files to C:\users\[MyName] I discovered that Microsoft pushed the OneDrive service and linked automatically, messing everything with the 5GB limit.


    I unlinked OneDrive and later uninstalled from Windows. The issue now is that Windows left OneDrive at File Explorer as a subfolder inside C:\users with their own Documents, Pictures and Videos. And all softwares that are installed make reference to OneDrive.


    I tried to remove, but I couldn't make it. Some people recommended changing registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} which is not available in my version of Windows 10 Home.


    Any suggestion?

    :)
     
    RickSP_1970, Jul 16, 2019
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  2. Why were SMART Files Removed from OneDrive in Windows 10?

    Technical Level : Basic

    Summary

    This article details why SMART files, also known as placeholder files, were removed from OneDrive in Windows 10.

    Details

    OneDrive has gone through many changes in Windows 10, most notably the removal of SMART files (placeholder files) from OneDrive. They still exist in Windows 8.1, however they were removed, hopefully temporarily, from OneDrive in Windows 10 because of the
    fragmented sync engines between OneDrive on Windows 7/Mac, OneDrive on Windows 8.1, and OneDrive for Business. The following article details what changes the OneDrive team made and why they made them:

    Taking the Next Step in
    OneDrive

    From a development point of view, it's a much better approach to consolidate their codebase, but from a user point of view, it's very frustrating.

    Like many of us, if you want that feature back, please vote for it here on the OneDrive UserVoice page:

    OneDrive UserVoice: "Sync online only" for Ondrive

    Getting Started with OneDrive and Choosing Folders

    To get started with OneDrive in Windows 10, please review these pages to familiarize yourself with the tools new processes:

    Since you cannot choose which files are Available Online-only and Available Offline, you can choose the folders you want to sync. Review these two pages:

     
    stanimal21, Jul 17, 2019
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  3. PBBldr Win User
    Removing OneDrive Green Check Mark Icons in Windows 10 file explorer


    Hi,
    Does anyone know if one can remove the green check marks in file explorer that indicate that a file is synced on OneDrive?
    If one is using list, details or small icon view, there is no way to visually see the file type.
    Thanks, Paul
     
    PBBldr, Jul 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Freezer Win User

    Remove OneDrive from File Explorer

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Anyone know how to remove "OneDrive - For Business" from the Explorer navigation panel? I've tried just about every registry modification, and windows policy for "Onedrive" but they only seem to work for the consumer product, not for onedrive for business.

    The onedrive product alone is so damn annoying and continues to load itself upon startup, even when it's explicitly remove from startup. It continues to automatically load and unload itself from within the startup folder... while I'm actively watching it load itself into the startup folder.
     
    Freezer, Jul 17, 2019
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