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How to Remove/Hide SkyDrive Folder from This PC’s Navigation Pane in Windows 8.1

Posted in Windows10 years ago • Written by Hammad Rafique2 Comments

SkyDrive has been integrated into Windows Explorer by Microsoft to enable the users of Windows 8.1 to access their important folders or files. Although SkyDrive gives an easy access to your important files or folders, but some users may be looking for some useful techniques on removing SkyDrive from their system. There is no option in Windows 8.1 to remove or hide SkyDrive. So, here is a utility that can help you in doing so without great ease. You do not need to edit manually the Windows Registry for removing this folder from Windows Explorer.

The utility is known as “ThisPCTweaker” that helps in customizing This PC. TPT can be used not only for removing SkyDrive, but also for removing music files, pictures, useless documents and videos from your system that are appearing in This PC. Below is the process that can be followed if you want to remove SkyDrive from This PC.

Steps to Remove/Hide SkyDrive Folder from This PC’s Navigation Pane

Step 1: First, you need to click here to download TPT zip file.

Step 2: Once you have downloaded it, you need to double click on it to open the folder. You need to click on Windows 8 – 8.1 from the options appear before you.

ThisPCTweaker Downloading for Windows 8.1Step 3: It will show you two files for x64-bit and x86-bit. You need to make choice according to your system.

2Step 4: It will open another window where you will find ThisPCTweaker application that should be selected.

ThisPCTweaker FileStep 5: Now it will show you a message that the system is going to extract the files. You should show your consent by clicking on “Extract All”.

Extract FilesStep 6: A message from your system will appear that is a kind of warning for installing an unrecognized app. You need to ignore it by clicking “More Info” and later “Install” from the next window.

Installation of TPTStep 7: Now ThisPCTweaker appears on your screen that shows you have installed it successfully. You will find three options to its right side where you need to select “Add New Item”.

This PC Tweaker for SkyDriveStep 8: Here is a search bar where you should type SkyDrive and it will appear below. Now click the option “Add” at the bottom of the screen.

Search BarStep 9: You will find SkyDrive in the navigation pane. You need to select the second option “Remove Selected” to remove it from Navigation Pane. It will remove SkyDrive from the Windows Explorer successfully. If you want to restore it, you just need to select the third option “Restore Defaults”.

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