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


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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.

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


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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cereberus

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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.
 

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SpacemanSam

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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.
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.
 

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Brink

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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
 

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SpacemanSam

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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.
 

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