How to Turn On or Off Notifications to sync files from your other accounts to this PC with OneDrive on Windows 11

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The article details how to toggle the OneDrive notification in Windows 11 for syncing files from multiple accounts. It highlights the feature’s utility in keeping files organized across different accounts and its potential to reduce clutter when disabled. The post provides a step-by-step guide on accessing OneDrive settings and managing notification preferences based on individual…

This article explains enabling or disabling “Notify me to load files from my other accounts to this PC” with OneDrive 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 you have multiple accounts, OneDrive can notify you to load files from your other accounts to the local PC. This allows you to sync files across multiple accounts.

Enabling the “Notify me to load files from my other accounts to this PC” feature can be helpful if you have multiple accounts and want to keep your files organized in one place.

This feature will remind you to transfer files from your other accounts to your current PC. On the other hand, disabling this feature may be preferred if you don’t want to be reminded to transfer files or if you have already transferred all the necessary files.

This can help avoid unnecessary notifications and keep your device clutter-free. Ultimately, whether to enable or disable this feature depends on your personal preferences and needs.

Turn on or off notifications to sync files from other accounts with OneDrive

As mentioned, OneDrive can notify you to sync or load files from your other accounts to your current PC. You can turn this notification on or off.

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 to load files from my other accounts to this PC” to the On position to enable.

To disable it, switch to the Off position.

OneDrive notify me to load files from my other accounts to this PC

Turn on or off OneDrive notifications to sync files from other accounts via the Registry

Yet another way to turn on or off OneDrive notifications to sync files from other accounts in Windows 11 is to use the Windows Registry Editor.

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

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive

Next, double-click the NewAccountDetectionNotificationUserChoice (REG_DWORD) name on the Explorer key’s right pane to open it.

Then, enter a value 0 to enable OneDrive notifications to load files from your other accounts.

To disable the notifications, enter 1.

If you do not see the ‘NewAccountDetectionNotificationUserChoice ‘name, right-click a blank area and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Next, enter the name ‘NewAccountDetectionNotificationUserChoice ‘.

Then, enter the value you want.

OneDrive notifications to sync files from other accounts

Save your changes and restart your computer.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off a notification feature that notifies you to load files from your other accounts with OneDrive. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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