How to Disable Ads on Windows 11 File Explorer?

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11, and some people find some subtle ads hidden in File Explorer, the default file management system in Windows. The company is considering using this option to promote its products. Maybe they want to make users use more Microsoft Services. But it seems like they use it the wrong way, and many people don’t like to see any ads in the file explorer interface.

After Microsoft rolled out Windows 11, we can find there were some ads shown in File Explorer that made us feel annoyed. We can disable it using built-in Folder Options or by tweaking the Registry. This risewindows article will show you how to disable or turn off ads on Windows 11 File Explorer using Folder Options and modifying the Registry files.

How to Turn Off Ads on Windows 11 File Explorer?

The following steps will guide you through turning off ads in Windows 11 File Explorer:-

Step 1. Firstly, open File Explorer on your PC using Windows + E keyboard shortcut or any other method.

Step 2. Now, click the See more button in the toolbar with 3 dots.

How to Disable Ads in Windows 11 Fi...
How to Disable Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer?

Step 3. Then, click on the Options option to launch the Folder Options dialog in the drop-down menu.

Step 4. After that, switch to the View tab in the Folder Options.

Step 5. Next, clear the “Show sync provider notifications” checkbox under the “Advanced settings” section.

Step 6. Then, click the Apply button.

Step 7. Lastly, hit the OK button.

How to Remove Ads in File Explorer through Registry Editor?

If you prefer to use Registry Editor to apply the changes in Windows 11, the below-mentioned steps will disable ads in your Windows 11 File Explorer:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, browse or navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-


Step 3. Then, right-click on the Advanced key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. After that, name the newly created REG_DWORD to ShowSyncProviderNotifications.

Step 5. Then, double-click on the ShowSyncProviderNotifications REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: To disable ads in Windows 11 File Explorer.
  • 1: To enable ads in Windows 11 File Explorer.

Step 6. Finally, click the OK button.

Step 7. Restart your PC to apply the changes.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & stay healthy, guys.

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