July 27 2016
SkyDrive or OneDrive is a free online storage feature developed by Microsoft. If you love using cloud-based storage systems, then SkyDrive offers several benefits. It is integrated into Windows 10 and includes the latest File Explorer to make things easier for the user. However, if you don't like SkyDrive, then it becomes a nuisance and confuses the user. Microsoft claims there's no possibility to disable SkyDrive. But, the users can disable it in Windows 10 PC and remove the same from the Explorer as well. Even user can disable the OneDrive by dialing the Hotmail Support Number. The tech experts assist the callers with live instructions to resolve issues related to Hotmail interface.
Steps to disable SkyDrive from Windows 10 Home Screen
Step 1: Open the notification icon and right-click the OneDrive icon. Now select Settings from the context menu.
Step 2: Enter the settings Window, now turn off “Start SkyDrive Automatically When I Sign-in to Windows. If you have used SkyDrive earlier, then you need to click “Unlink OneDrive button” it will stop OneDrive from synchronizing your account until you set up again.
Step 3: Manipulate the Registry to remove OneDrive from File Explorer. For best results, download the Explorer registry patch.
Step 4: Extract the ZIP and click the .reg file, which corresponds the Windows architecture 32 or 64 bit.
Step 5: Select YES for all the security prompts and now SkyDrive will be removed from the File Explorer. If you wish to bring SkyDrive back to Explorer, just use the included Restore.reg files.
If you are not familiar with Windows architecture, just enter Version in the Start Menu and open the corresponding section of the settings app. Under System Type, you will find whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit system.
Lastly, if you have used SkyDrive in the past, then move to the user folder and remove the unnecessary files, you will successfully create empty space. This step is optional and purely meant to free storage space. It doesn’t remove the SkyDrive from the Explorer, if you have unlinked your account.
If you are using Windows 10 editions such as Pro, Enterprise and Education, then the process is easier. It has access to the Group Policy Editor, which acts as a magical option to remove SkyDrive.
Steps to remove OneDrive on Windows 10 Editions Pro/Enterprise/Education
Step 1: Open Start menu, search for gpedit.msc and access the Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Inside the Group Policy Editor, browse to the directory as: Local Computer Policy/Computer/Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/OneDrive.
Step 3: On the right hand side, double-click the option called “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.” Select the Enabled option and click OK.
To restore, click the “Not Configured” option or dial the Hotmail Customer Service Phone Number and take help from the tech savvy professionals. Here you can even get assistance for other Hotmail issues. For alternative support numbers, visit Contactforservice and get access to verified tech service providers info.