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How to stop Onedrive pop ups windows 10 when I launch file explorer?


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#1 Compuwear

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

An ad for using OneDrive pops up when I initiate File Explorer.
 
These built in ads on Windows 10 are irritating.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

I get the very, very occasional ad in Windows 10, but not this specific one.

 

Have you gone through your Privacy settings?  If not, you should and definitely turn off the Advertising ID setting which shows up as the very first item on the very first page.

 

Have you checked what's set in your Settings->System->Storage Pane as far as default save locations?  These should all be set to the hard drive location of your choice.  If One Drive is referred to anywhere then nuke it for a local hard drive.

 

Have you turned off One Drive?

 

Since these ads self-dismiss in a matter of moments they don't bother me all that much on the rare occasions they do occur but you can definitely take steps to minimize their occurrence in the first place.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

You can turn off tips and tricks invoked ads by the following.

Go to Settings > System > Notifications & Actions. Then disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” option.

If memory serves me, it is either the 5th or 6th setting down the list. You might need to scroll.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

Animal,

 

          Thanks for that one.   I've reviewed Windows 10 settings many times, but like Windows has always been, there are just too darned many that are interrelated in complex ways to keep track of them all.

 

          I still had this one turned on and it's now turned off.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:03 PM

@britechguy

You're quite welcome. I'm still finding 'hidden' ones when I trigger one here and there. But I think I got most of the ad related stuff turned off. I'm reluctant to say all....Thats just tempting fate to bite me. :)

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

Thanks all,

 

But I have "Get tips, Tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows off"

 

I do not use "One drive" which may explain why they prompt me for it (no snarky intent.)

 

It's advertising. comes at the top of the pane of Files Explorer every so often.  So not as irritating as the "Edge is better than Chrome" promotions I finally turned off.

 

Animal I will put further questions in the Questions section



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

Compuwear,

 

          Would you mind sharing how you turned off the "Edge is better than Chrome" promotion?

 

          This is one I still get occasionally and I use Chrome and Firefox almost exclusively with Edge as a distant third backup and IE11 as an even more distant 4th.


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