Microsoft Found a New Place to Display Ads in Windows 10. Here’s What You Need To Do

Windows 10 has had mixed reception. You may recall various articles from here with writers like myself criticizing it on its release, or other writers praising it. While the buzz has died down for the most part, occasionally Microsoft does something that causes us to raise our collective eyebrows… and recently, we’ve discovered one such case of that.

Namely, OneDrive advertisements have been invading people’s File Explorer windows. According to user Tail_Ships_For_Life on Reddit, it looks something like this:


This incident was enough for multiple tech sites, ours included, to report on it. Fortunately the fix for this particular ad is pretty easy: simply going to File Explorer Options, View, and then unchecking “Show sync provider notifications”.

However, this isn’t the only ad of its kind on Windows 10. In fact, there’s a lot more of them that you may or may not have seen while using your device, especially whenever opening the Start Menu.

To dive in deeper to blocking all ads on your Windows 10 installation, check out Robert Zak’s article on the topic over here. ┬áHe’ll teach you how to get rid of Office ads, Lock Screen Ads, Start Menu ads and more. We’ve also written vairous adblocking guides as well, including uBlock vs AdBlock Plus, removing Skype ads, and an in-depth guide to using adblockers themselves.

What do you think of Microsoft’s strategy to display ads everywhere?

Christopher Harper
Christopher Harper

I'm a longtime gamer, computer nerd, and general tech enthusiast.

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