On Windows 10, File Explorer shows an icon in the folders stored in OneDrive to let you know the sync status of the content when using Files On-Demand.
Although it’s a useful feature to quickly see if the files are still syncing, available only online or offline, it’s not a feature for everyone, for this reason, File Explorer includes a new option to disable the OneDrive icon status.
In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to disable the status icon for OneDrive folders on Windows 10.
Disable OneDrive sync status icon in File Explorer
To disable the OneDrive status icon in the navigation pane of File Explorer, use these steps:
Open File Explorer on Windows 10.
Click on the View tab.
Click on the Options button.
In “Folder Options,” click the View tab.
Under the “Navigation pane,” clear the “Always show availability status” option.
Click the Apply button.
Click the OK button.
Once you complete the steps, the navigation page will no longer show the OneDrive status icon on folders. However, you’ll continue to see availability status icons inside the OneDrive folder.
Navigation pane with OneDrive status (left), Navigation pane without OneDrive status (right)