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OneDrive - Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8.1

  1. #20


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's basically the same in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, except 8.1 changed the take ownership GUI a bit.

    Double check using the links in step 4 to see if you may have missed something. Be sure to apply the changes afterwards.

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  2. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It's basically the same in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, except 8.1 changed the take ownership GUI a bit.

    Double check using the links in step 4 to see if you may have missed something. Be sure to apply the changes afterwards.
    Nothing I do changes permissions. When I ask for permission for user or administrator I am denied. Interestingly enough I have another computer with 8.1 on it and it allows me to make those changes without problems. Don't know what the difference is except the other computer is 8.1 standard and the one that refuses my requests is 8.1 pro
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  3. #22


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Usually if you are denied being able to make changes to the permission settings, you have not taken ownership of it with the "Administrators" group yet.
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  4. #23


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Usually if you are denied being able to make changes to the permission settings, you have not taken ownership of it with the "Administrators" group yet.
    I suppose you indicated that this has been necessary since Windows 7. I used Windows 7 (and still do) since its inception, used Windows XP, used windows Vista (plus many previous versions of windows and pre-windows (DOS)operating systems. I have yet to encounter this particular problem. When I needed permission, it was granted with a simple click. I thought I knew what I was doing, but apparently I have no clue! Thank you for your time and assistance. I am now in the process of restoring the computer on which I was working because many programs failed to work after I tried to do what you were indicating to do in the tutorial.
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  5. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Sometimes you may only need to change the permissions of these registry keys, but often you may need to take ownership first before you will be able change permissions.

    I'm not sure what you may have done differently than in the tutorial by mistake, but the tutorial should not affect anything other than setting the SkyDrive folder group to be hidden in the navigation pane of File Explorer.

    I'm sorry you are having to restore.
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  6. #25


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hello !
    Does this affect skydrive's integration into windows and into the office programs ? I just want to make sure since I use this feature a lot, but just don't want to see it appear in my left pane.
    Thanks a lot !
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  7. #26


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Automarkt147, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    No. It will only remove OneDrive from the navigation pane of all users, and will not affect it being integrated in the rest of Windows and Office.
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  8. #27


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    OK, thanks a lot for the answer, and for the great tutorials as well !
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  9. #28


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad to help.
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  10. #29


    I'm on Windows 10 Tech Preview.
    I do not have a HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8E74D236-7F35-4720-B138-1FED0B85EA75} folder in my regedit?
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