I had installed SharePoint a year ago for an internship because I needed it in order to receive the files others' inside the company shared with me. I now have removed SharePoint because the internship was over and I had no need to have access to these files anymore, but my SharePoint is still inside my windows explorer side window. I want to remove the icon since the location the shortcut points to does not exist anymore. So, how do I remove it?
I followed this trick to remove one drive from my PC, use the same with the slightly different way.
To remove the SharePoint pane, press the
windows key and type
run. Inside the
run window, type
regedit. Now go to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ inside regedit, right click the
CLSID folder node and click 'Find' enter 'SharePoint'. upon finding the search node->Double click this KEY
System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree then change
Note: This will only remove the icon from windows explorer.
Let us know if it worth to give a try.
IMPORTANT: For people reading the answer above, please do not try to edit your registry as the first thing you do. Editing the registry can cause unwanted and damaging side-effects on your system. If you need to remove the icon and you do have access to the tenant, please consider my answer below.
Optimally, it should be as simple as right clicking your OneDrive icon in the notification area of the taskbar, select "Settings", the "Account"-pane and click "Stop sync" for the library.
However, this may or may not work, depending on your current OneDrive client. A new client was "recently" released, but depending on a lot of things, you may still be stuck with the old one or have a missing connection.
Unfortunately, to remove the icon the easy way, you should still have access to the organization. If you do, no problem, if you don't then...
If you DO have access: First, update your OneDrive Synchronization client. The easiest way to do this is to do a so called "Online repair" as described here. This will give you the most recent client.
Then, just click Start, type "OneDrive" so the "OneDrive desktop app" appears, then enter your username and password for the organization that you have synced with. This will overwrite the old connection with a new one. NOW you can right-click the icon, click "Settings", select the "Account"-pane and choose "Stop syncing" and the icon will be gone from your Explorer.
If you don't have access however, then it is quite possible you must walk the eerie trail of the regedit. You can research a lot of it online, this should help you along the way, this might also prove interesting.
I followed this to get it removed.