OneDrive can be considered one of the best cloud storage service you can use. If you're a PC user, OneDrive even comes built-in on Windows 10. It also adds an entry to the left pane in File Explorer, which if you might not want to see if you're not a OneDrive user — or you're an advanced user that syncs everything automatically to OneDrive.

While Windows 10 doesn't include an option to remove the OneDrive shortcut, you can jump into the Registry to remove the shortcut manually.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to tweak the Registry to remove the OneDrive entry in the left pane of File Explorer, but without ditching the service completely in case you need to manage or upload files to the cloud.

How to remove OneDrive from File Explorer
Important: As always, this is a friendly reminder warning that editing the registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don't do it correctly. It's recommended to make a full backup of your computer before proceeding.

Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
Type regedit, and click OK to open the registry.
Browse the following path:

Go to regedit HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}ShellFolder

set Attribute value to f090004d