Personalization Add or Remove OneDrive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11


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OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere - your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove OneDrive in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.


Removing OneDrive from the navigation pane of File Explorer does not delete or remove your C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive folder.


Anytime you open the OneDrive app, it will automatically restore OneDrive back to the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account. You will have to remove OneDrive from the navigation pane again if wanted.



EXAMPLE: OneDrive in navigation pane of File Explorer

OneDrive_added_to_navigation_pane.png
OneDrive_removed_from_navigation_pane.png



Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


2 Add OneDrive to Navigation Pane

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_OneDrive_to_navigation_pane_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
@="OneDrive - Personal"


3 Remove OneDrive from Navigation Pane

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_OneDrive_from_navigation_pane_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If File Explorer is open, close and reopen it to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I would like to know how to delete OneDrive from the Windows 11 Context Menu. Any idea when that finding/heck comes out?

Hello, :)

The OneDrive context menu will usually be removed when you have the OneDrive app closed.
 

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