General Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off sync provider notifications in File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.

Sync provider notifications are designed to help you by providing quick, easy information and suggestions about things you can do or new features you can try to have a better experience with Windows 11.

It has been reported that sync provider notifications started showing up in Windows 11 build 22572.100.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer in Folder Options
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer using REG file


EXAMPLE: sync provider notifications in File Explorer

Screenshot from MVP Florian.


sync_provider_notification_in_File_Explorer.png





Option One

Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer in Folder Options


1 Open Folder Options.

2 Click/tap on the View tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Show sync provider notifications for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

show_sync_provider_notifications_Folder_Options.png





Option Two

Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer using REG file


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

2 Enable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer

This is the default setting.


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

Enable_sync_provider_notifications_in_File_Explorer.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer

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

Disable_sync_provider_notifications_in_File_Explorer.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:00000000

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Nice one - Personally, I will use option 1 as it is sort of an official solution. Regedits are often prone to variation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Nice one - Personally, I will use option 1 as it is sort of an official solution. Regedits are often prone to variation.
But how do you do that from a batch file? If you've only got one computer to configure, the GUI can be easier, but if you have dozens or thousands of computers to configure, you really need a way to automate the job.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    several (Dell, HP, custom build, Lenovo, ASUS, etc.)
    CPU
    several
    Motherboard
    several
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    I have many computers, mostly Dell and HP.
But how do you do that from a batch file? If you've only got one computer to configure, the GUI can be easier, but if you have dozens or thousands of computers to configure, you really need a way to automate the job.

Hello, :-)

You can make the same registry changes in option 2 for the BAT file below. This is what option 1 changes in the registry.

(disable)
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V ShowSyncProviderNotifications /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, :)

You can make the same registry changes in option 2 for the BAT file below. This is what option 1 changes in the registry.

(disable)
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V ShowSyncProviderNotifications /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
Shawn,
I already know how to translate .reg <--> .bat code. But thanks for posting it for those people who don't know how.

My comment wasn't directed to you, it was directed to cereberus. His comment was one of many I've seen from people who apparently have only one computer and don't realize how much work that would require to configure many computers, which might even be spread across multiple locations.

Back in the olden days (Windows 95), it took me 2 or 3 days to set up each new computer (install Windows, install a few apps, tweak a few settings and forget to do some of them). Now that I've accumulated everything into a collection of files with a master batch file to run them all, the entire job only takes about 3 hours (including downloading the latest version of the apps), and it's all done automatically so nothing is forgotten.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    several (Dell, HP, custom build, Lenovo, ASUS, etc.)
    CPU
    several
    Motherboard
    several
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    I have many computers, mostly Dell and HP.

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