How can we delete the SkyDrive folder from Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Lately Microsoft products tried to convince more users to use their own online storage service, namely SkyDrive. Although there are many people who appreciate SkyDrive integration si new features of its in Windows NEVER Preview, There are users who prefer to use Google Drive or dropbox or other similar servicesAnd who would like to remove this SkyDriveAt least in File Explorer (Which is permanently displayed folder for this service).

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How can we delete the SkyDrive folder from the navigation pane of Windows 8.1 File Explorer?

  • open Run (Windows + R) if you type regeditThen click on OK

open-registry

  • in open window (registry Editor), Navigate to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8E74D236-7F35-4720-B138-1FED0B85EA75}\ShellFolder

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  • in the left pane, right click on the key ShellFolder and select Permissions menu displayed

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  • click on the button Advanced, Then click on the link Change next Owner (The top of the window)

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  • enter Users in open and click OK

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  • select Users down list and select the option Full Control from under Allow (In the bottom half of the window), then click on OK

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  • back in registry EditorIn the right pane under the key ShellFolder, double-click (or right-click> Modify) The DWORD entry Attributes, And change the value in 0

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  • then reboot for the changes to take effect

And ready. Folder SkyDrive will no longer be displayed in the navigation panel of the File ExplorerSite of Windows 8.1. If you ever want to readjust SkyDrive in File ExplorerFollow the steps above (excluding the ones for granted permission the key's ShellFolder), And change input value Attributes in f080004d.

Note: Before making any changes in your system registry, make a backup of them to avoid possible unpleasant consequences (system failure or faulty operation thereof).

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How can we delete the SkyDrive folder from Windows 8.1 File Explorer

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