Disable OneDrive Using Group Policy

OneDrive Microsoft’s cloud storage service is heavily integrated into Windows 10. And the Windows 10 explorer is occupied by the OneDrive folder prominently just below the Quick Access section. This is so because OneDrive comes bundled with Windows 10 to help users store their documents and other data online in the cloud and sync it between their computers. It can be used to store your documents and other data online in the cloud and sync it between your computers. If you don’t use OneDrive, you can also remove one drive from windows 10 explorer with a simple registry tweak. Here fallow Bellow to Remove one Drive integration from The Windows file explorer permanently.

Remove OneDrive From Windows 10 File Explorer

There is a simple Registry tweak that helps you to Get rid of this One drive integration from your file explorer.

Note Before processing first note: we are going to make some changes to Windows Registry. And windows Registry are the most essential part of windows. any wrong modification can cause issues. For That, we recommend Create System Restore point Before making any changes on Windows Registry. So That if anything goes wrong while making changes on the Registry we can perform a system restore to revert back windows to a previous working state.

First click on start menu search and Type Regedit.exe and hit the enter key. This will open the windows registry editor.

Now on the Windows Registry editor left pane Navigate To the Following path.


In the right pane, you should see a DWORD entry labeled System.IsPinnedToSpaceTree. Its value is set to 1.

For removing the OneDrive folder from the side panel of Windows 10 Explorer, double-click on System.IsPinnedToSpaceTree DWORD and set the value to 0.

Now, click OK to save your changes and then close the Registry Editor.

Now Log off or restart your computer. When you open File Explorer, the OneDrive entry should be gone from the list. OneDrive will now no more appear in your File Explorer sidebar.

Download our Premade  Registry hack to Remove OneDrive From Windows 10

Open the .zip file and double-click the appropriate .reg file for for your version of Windows, depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10.
There is Also A .reg file that will restore the OneDrive entry if you ever decide you want it back.

Disable OneDrive Using Group Policy

You can also Disable OneDrive using the Group Policy Editor and that tool is only available in the Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of the OS. It isn’t in Windows 10 Home.

First, launch the Group Policy Editor, click Start and type gpedit.msc.

Now on Group policy Editor windows left pane Go to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.  Then enable Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.

Disable OneDrive Using Group Policy

Click enable and OK to apply changes.

Simply Restart the windows and when you next login to windows you will see one drive is no more bellow to file explorer.

Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.


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