Windows 10 is bringing ads to the File Explorer, this is how to turn them off

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Windows 10 is an OS that evolves as time goes on and, for the most part, that’s a good thing. However, there’s something new coming up that few will enjoy ─ ads in the File Explorer.

This week many Windows 10 users noticed that the File Explorer was pushing Microsoft’s OneDrive monthly subscription as an option for expanding their storage into the cloud. Since this is something Microsoft already does in other areas of Windows 10, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. However, according to Thurrott, this is only the beginning.

Apparently, as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft will start pushing advertisements similar to this in the File Explorer. Sure, it’s a minor annoyance, but literally no one asked for this, and no one wants to see it while they’re looking for a file. So, here’s how to turn off the ads in the File Explorer in Windows 10.

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Click the “View” tab
  3. Click “Options” and then “Change folder and search options”
  4. Click the “View” tab
  5. Scroll, locate, and uncheck “Show sync provider notifications”
  6. Click “apply” to save the changes

Once complete, this should disable the OneDrive ad and any future ads Microsoft tries to place in this section.

Via: The Next Web