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OneDrive - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, the long ae450828-.... and the other GUID in the left pane is the one you would want to search for.

    You would want to be sure to scroll back to the top in the left pane in Registry Editor, and click on Computer in the folder tree first. This way when you search for the GUID with Find and Find Next, it will be from that point down to be able to search all of Registry Editor for the GUIDs.

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  2. #11


    I'm afraid I've searched the entire registry for both guid keys, and none of the instances of it in the registry had a DefaultIcon value.
    These were the values that most of the found entries contained:

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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    They should have a DefaultIcon subkey in the left pane for them instead of a value in the right pane. You would change the (Default) value for the DefaultIcon subkey like below but with the value in bold below.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-1040


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  4. #13


    Huzzah! It worked. Now It's instantly identifiable which folder is located in the cloud, and I only have to consult the one This PC folder, awesome
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  5. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  6. #15


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    Windows 8.1

    problem adding full control permission to registry key


    I'm running Windows 8.1 64 bit. I am unable to modify the registry to allow full control for Administrator. When I attempt to modify permission for the key, Windows returns:

    ---------------------------Windows Security
    ---------------------------
    Unable to save permission changes on {8E74D236-7F35-4720-B138-1FED0B85EA75}.
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  7. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello pbahnson, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you didn't take ownership for Administrators first.
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  8. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Brink,

    Is there any way to install the Desktop version of Microsoft OneDrive for Windows 7/8 after using the following guide and other guides on the internet to completely remove/uninstall the OneDrive integrated into Windows 8.1?

    Or is there a way to have the integrated OneDrive in Windows 8.1 to work with a Offline Account and not auto sign/start OneDrive at Windows startup?

    Thanks,
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  9. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nemix,

    You could install the OneDrive Desktop app in Windows 7, but it's not compatible with Windows 8.1 at all.

    If you like, you could also map OneDrive instead.

    OneDrive - Map OneDrive in This PC in Windows 8.1
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  10. #19


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks Brink,

    The Map OneDrive in This PC in Windows 8.1 method is a bit too slow to sync on demand for me.

    There was small program as an alternative to OneDrive Desktop and the Map OneDrive in This PC in Windows 8.1 method that was developed since Windows 8.1 Preview for Windows 8.1 Desktop but I can't remember the name anymore, I'll try and search for it online later on hopefully it's been improved by now and uses less resources; the automatic and on demand sync is as fast as OneDrive's.

    Thanks again,
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