How to Turn On or Off OneDrive’s On This Day Reminders in Windows 11



The article provides a guide on how to enable or disable ‘On this day’ memories notifications in Windows 11 through OneDrive app. The notifications can be managed by altering OneDrive settings or Windows Registry Editor. This feature allows users to recall past events based on backed-up photos, but some may wish to disable it to…

This article explains how to turn on or off OneDrive “On this day” memories notifications when available in Windows 11.

The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft Cloud. It allows you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.

You can automatically back up your essential folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your device with the OneDrive app.

When your files are backed up in the cloud, including your photos, OneDrive will scan and sends you “On this day” memories notifications when available. This helps you remember important events and share your memories with others.

Howerver, not everyone wants to be notified of some painful events. Therefore, you can turn off the notifications if you do not wish to OneDrive to inform you of your past events.

Turn on or off “On this day” memories notifications with OneDrive

As mentioned above, OneDrive can notify you of past events using your photos uploaded to the cloud. You can turn off the messages if you do not want to be notified of all past events.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the OneDrive settings pane. You can access the Settings page by clicking the OneDrive icon on the Taskbar (Taskbar overflow) and selecting the gear -> Settings on the context menu.

OneDrive Settings button

One can also access OneDrive settings by going to the OneDrive folder in Windows File Explorer. Then, on the top right menu bar, expand the OneDrive button and select the Settings gear.

OneDrive File Explorer menu button

When the OneDrive settings pane opens, select Notifications on the left menu. Then toggle the button switch for “Notify me when “On this day” memories are available” to the On position to enable.

To disable it, switch to the Off position.

OneDrive On this day memory notifications enable or disable

Turn on or off OneDrive “On this day” notifications via the Registry

Yet another way to turn on or off OneDrive notifications to alert you of past events in Windows 11 is to use the Windows Registry Editor.

First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path below.


If you don’t see the Personal folder key, right-click on the Accounts key, then create the subkey (Personal) folders.

OneDrive Personal key in Windows Registry

Right-click the Personal folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Next, type a new key named OnThisDayPhotoNotificationDisabled.

Double-click the new key item name (OnThisDayPhotoNotificationDisabled) and make sure the Base option is Decimal, and then update the Value data:

  • To enable, type: 0
  • To disable, type 1
OneDrive On this day memories notification turn on or off

Save your changes and restart your computer.

That should do it!


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