Prevent the usage of SkyDrive for file storage

This policy setting lets you prevent apps and features from working with files on SkyDrive. If you enable this policy setting:* Users can’t access SkyDrive from the SkyDrive app and file picker. * Windows Store apps can’t access SkyDrive using the WinRT API. * SkyDrive doesn’t appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer. * SkyDrive files aren’t kept in sync with the cloud. * Users can’t automatically upload photos and videos from the camera roll folder. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting apps and features can work with SkyDrive file storage.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Skydrive # DisableFileSync

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> SkyDrive


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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