How to get rid of Sky Drive Pro & OneDrive under Windows 10?

I do not use any of the MS cloud solutions and could remove OneDrive from the Windows Explorer tree, but in DO I have

  • OneDrive in the folder tree
  • SkyDrive Pro in the folder context menus

How do I get rid of these entries?

For the folder tree, there's an option under Preferences / Folder Tree / Contents for SkyDrive/OneDrive. For me it isn't currently working on Windows 10, so we may need to make some changes on our side due to Microsoft changing the way OneDrive works yet again, but you should be able to hide it soon. (It may be worth giving it a try anyway, as it may turn out to work with SkyDrive Pro which you've got there.)

For the context menu, Crash, exit or high CPU when right-clicking certain files - Directory Opus Resource Centre has instructions on how you can disable certain shell extensions inside of Opus. See the Finding The Culprit and Disabling A Specific Extension. They're about disabling things causing problems, but can also be used to get rid of things you just don't want. You can ignore the rest of the guide apart from those two parts.

For me neither.

I will try the context menu workaround.

Cannot find the CLSID for SkyDrive Pro:

00000001	0.00000000	[2476] [6420] dopus: --- Shell Context Menu Start ---	
00000002	0.00515460	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {CB3D0F55-BC2C-4C1A-85ED-23ED75B5106B} (FileSyncEx) (C:\Users\AlecTronic\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\17.3.5907.0716\amd64\FileSyncShell64.dll)	
00000003	0.00585866	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {87768833-3c5c-30fb-af03-ba34bc95d084} (mscoree.dll)	
00000004	0.02277328	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {5D924130-4CB1-11DB-B0DE-0800200C9A66} (BRU context menu handler) (C:\Program Files\Bulk Rename Utility\BRUhere64.dll)	
00000005	0.02316616	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46} (Encryption Context Menu) (C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll)	
00000006	0.02374213	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {6351E20C-35FA-4BE3-98FB-4CABF1363E12} (MTShell Class) (C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag\Mp3tagShell64.dll)	
00000007	0.02403484	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301} (C:\Windows\System32\cscui.dll)	
00000008	0.02466746	[2476] [6420] dopus: OpusZip Menu: Building...	
00000009	0.02470975	[2476] [6420] dopus: OpusZip Menu: Done.	
00000010	0.02486821	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} (Shell extensions for sharing) (C:\Windows\system32\ntshrui.dll)	
00000011	0.03691436	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {E61BF828-5E63-4287-BEF1-60B1A4FDE0E3} (Work Folders Context Menu Handler) (C:\Windows\System32\WorkfoldersShell.dll)	
00000012	0.03721364	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153} (Previous Versions Property Page) (C:\Windows\system32\twext.dll)	
00000013	0.03775800	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D} (Briefcase) (C:\Windows\system32\syncui.dll)	
00000014	0.03817510	[2476] [6420] dopus: Library Menu: Building...	
00000015	0.04059845	[2476] [6420] dopus: Library Menu: Done.	
00000016	0.04082055	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301} (C:\Windows\System32\cscui.dll)	
00000017	0.04172864	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282} (Pin To Start Screen verb handler) (C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll)	
00000018	0.05345499	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {9AFD8AA1-4A1A-43F6-8686-BC51F743C417} (Rightload64ShlExt Class) (C:\Program Files (x86)\Rightload\RightloadContext64.dll)	
00000019	0.05398457	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA} (WinRAR) (D:\Programme\Winrar\rarext.dll)	
00000020	0.05586192	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA} [32-bit] (WinRAR) (D:\Programme\Winrar\rarext32.dll)	
00000021	0.05613082	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {011F39D2-A764-419E-9479-69C93F6D37E0} (Boxcryptor.ShellExtension) (C:\Program Files (x86)\Boxcryptor\ShellExt\x64\Boxcryptor.Ext.dll)	
00000022	0.05985391	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} (Start Menu Pin) (C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll)	
00000023	0.06087243	[2476] [6420] dopus: Send-To Menu: Building...	
00000024	0.06092005	[2476] [6420] dopus: Send-To Menu: Done.	
00000025	0.06107605	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301} (C:\Windows\System32\cscui.dll)	
00000026	0.06194063	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} (Start Menu Pin) (C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll)	
00000027	0.06277770	[2476] [6420] dopus: CLSID: {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c9} (C:\Program Files (x86)\StartIsBack\StartIsBack64.dll)	
00000028	0.06724056	[2476] [6420] dopus: --- Shell Context Menu End ---	

I also can't disable "Downloads" and other userfolders on top of the tree. Also I don't know, where they come from (there're not the same folders I'v pinned in Explorer and also not the ones form windows-library).

SkyDrive Pro can be removed from context menus with this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Remove SkyDrive Pro Context menu (Office 2013)

@kuffs: Just don't install SkyDrive/OneDrive, if you don't need it :wink:!

I didn't. The context menu was still there

It should be said that Skydrive pro is a totally separate thing to skydrive and onedrive

I know, but I don't have it in the context menu (only OneDrive within folder tree).

I assume, you're using a MS-account to login into your sys, not a local one, right?

I dont need help. I was answering the question this thread raised.

Sky Drive Pro comes with MS Office 2013 and cannot be de-selected during the setup procedure.

It can, except you use 365.

You're correct, my fault. The problem is that I unchecked it during the setup and it appeared in DO anyways.
All of a sudden it's away now.

The OneDrive entry in the folder tree view is still there.

Yes, it's included in Win 10 now by default.

I have this issue with OneDrive too. Would love to get rid of the icon from the Explorer tree but none of the fixes described online seem to work.

Also, I have the same issue with Dropbox. It's now made an icon in the Explorer tree in Windows 10. I'd love to get rid of it. I also see that AlecTronic in the first post in thread has Box Sync there. Perhaps there could be some holistic solution within DO to choose to show or hide these icons?


Disabling DropBox's shell extensions using ShellExView will probably hide it after a reboot.

If not, please start a new thread to discuss it, or ask DropBox themselves as they'll know how their icons are added and may have mechanisms to hide them.

Let's keep this thread to the topic of SkyDrive/OneDrive and Windows 10, please.

Thanks for the reply.

I've just tried ShellExView and it does not help with Dropbox unfortunately. It only appeared on Windows 10, so I'm guessing it's some new Windows API function for applications to integrate into the shell now. I'm sure there'll be a lot of people complaining about it (just like OneDrive here), so I'll just wait and see other solutions come up over the next month or two.

Thanks again.

Take a look at this article from How-To Geek: ... indows-10/

I don't know if this will do what you are asking for. I am NOT going to use Windows 10 any time soon.