How to Turn “Show Photos from OneDrive” On or Off in the Photos app on Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on how to enable or disable showing photos from OneDrive in the Microsoft Photos application on Windows 11. A built-in image viewer and editor in Windows, the Photos app automatically displays OneDrive pictures by default. Users wanting privacy or those using a different image viewer can alter this setting in…

This article explains how to enable or disable showing photos from your OneDrive account in the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 11.

The Microsoft Photos app is a built-in image viewer and editor that allows users to view, edit, and organize their photos and images. Photos you store on OneDrive will automatically appear in the Windows Photos app.

You can turn this on or off in the app’s Settings page.

Enabling or disabling the option to show OneDrive photos in the Photos app on Windows can be useful for those who want to keep their photos private or those who want to use a different image viewer.

By default, all the photos you store on OneDrive will appear in the Photos app on Windows. However, if you don’t want your OneDrive photos to be visible in the Photos app, you can turn this feature off in the app’s Settings page.

Conversely, you can turn this feature on if you want to see your OneDrive photos in the Photos app.

Show or hide Photos from OneDrive in the Microsoft Photos app

As mentioned, users can enable or disable Photos stored on OneDrive from appearing in the Microsoft Photos app with a few clicks.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Photos app. You can do that from the Start menu or select it from the All apps list.

Microsoft Photos app on the All apps list

When the Photos app opens, click the Settings (gear) button icon at the top.

Windows Photos app settings button

On the Settings page, under OneDrive Accounts, select your OneDrive account tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to show OneDrive photos in the app.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Microsoft Photos OneDrive account button

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to show or hide Photos stored on OneDrive in the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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