How to remove OneDrive from explorer's tree

I don't use Microsoft's OneDrive service and as such don't want it hanging around in the windows explorer tree view taking up spacing and being annoying if it is accidentally selected.

I first removed the OneDrive software and while that did remove the service it left a non-functional OneDrive icon in the windows explorer tree. I wanted that icon removed as well so it was not taking up space and getting in the way. After some digging in the registry I found a way to remove it from the tree.

  1. Open the registry editor by pressing Win + R and typing regedit.
  2. Find and remove the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  3. If you are on 64-bit windows, you'll also need to remove the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

Quick Fix

Download and run the registry file below to automatically remove the two registry keys mentioned above.

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