Windows 10: Remove OneDrive item from Explorer

Some days ago I installed Windows 10 which wants you to use Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud solution. Like the Windows versions before the Explorer integrates some items in the navigation area that you might not need, like the OneDive link. The Explorer itself does not provide any option to hide this item, but you can do that via registry:

  • Open Windows registry by pressing Windows key + R and then enter regedit.exe
  • Open the following key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  • You can see the sbukey System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree on the right. It has the value 1. Double click on the subkey and enter 0
  • Do the same here:
    {HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  • Done :)

Alternatively you can use my reg file. It only sets these two keys to 0. Here you can download a ZIP file which contains Remove OneDrive from Explorer.reg and the pendant Add OneDrive to Explorer.reg

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