When I go into my file explorer in Windows 10 how come next to my files there are green check marks? and what do they mean? How do I get rid of them and no I am not using Norton

  • 1
    Are you talking about these? A screenshot is almost necessary..
    – Insane
    Oct 14, 2015 at 3:32
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    Do those look green to you?
    – pabrams
    Nov 4, 2017 at 17:59

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When you see this checkmark, it means that the file, or files that have the checkmark on it are synchronized with Microsoft OneDrive. You can get rid of these by exiting OneDrive from the system tray.


It is because Windows 10 comes up with One Drive and all your files get synchronized with One Drive that is why you are getting those green check boxes.

To remove the One Drive :

  1. Sign in as Admin [Microsoft Account].
  2. Press Start+R [Run] - -> Regedit - - > OK
  3. In registry edit Go to this path - ->


  4. In the right pane in Attributes - -> Right Click and Modify [Decimal] - -> Change its value from

    f080004d (4034920525)


    f090004d (4035969101)

  5. Save registry and Restart your PC. It will remove your One Drive.

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