If you’ve installed Office 2013, you might have came across grayed out SkyDrive Pro option on the right-click menu of selected Folder in Windows 7, if you’re wondering with the questions in your mind like what is SkyDrive Pro? Why it disabled on right-click menu? As SkyDrive desktop client already installed, then what is the Purpose of SkyDrive Pro and for whom? Here are the answers.

This option is intended for business users, but tied to Home Premium Preview of Office 365, it is part of both SharePoint service in Office 365 and server. Installed SkyDrive Pro allows to sync contents from it to your Computer, we’re still unclear and confused about this. Why to bother? For a typical desktop user, its unnecessary clutter on context menu and of no use IMO and here is how you can remove it from Windows Explorer Context menu.

SkyDrive pro thumb Remove “SkyDrive Pro” Option from Windows 7 Right Click Menu

Removing SkyDrive Pro entry from Context Menu in Windows 7

1. Open registry editor from Run Command by typing regedit

2. Navigate to “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFileSystemObjects\shell\SPFS.Context menu”

3. Right-click on it (left pane) and select “ Delete” option to remove this key and all its sub keys.

skydrive pro registry key thumb Remove “SkyDrive Pro” Option from Windows 7 Right Click Menu

Note: The above method successfully removes SkyDrive Pro from context menu, you don’t need to restart your Computer. You’re warned, so think twice and decide before following this method, try this at your own risk.

Update: Don’t want to edit Registry? We’ve commands for you to unregister GROOVEEX.DLL which is related to Skydrive Pro.

Open Command Prompt as administrator and run the following command

If you’re on 32-bit: regsvr32 /u “%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\GROOVEEX.DLL”

For 64-bit: regsvr32 /u “%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\GROOVEEX.DLL”  

If you’ve any doubts ask us in the comments.