Like previous versions of Windows, File Explorer has a space-wasting OneDrive icon in the left sidebar. If you don’t use OneDrive, you can remove this icon with a simple registry tweak.
We’ve detailed how to do this in Windows 8, but the registry key has changed in 10, so here are the new instructions. Remember: this won’t remove OneDrive from the system, it’ll just hide it from your File Explorer sidebar.
- Press Win+R and type
regeditto open up the Registry Editor
- Navigate to the
- Double-click on
System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTreechange its value from
- Log off or restart your computer. When you open File Explorer, the OneDrive entry should be gone from the list.
Subscribe to our mailing list and get tech updates to your email inbox.
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.