How to Turn On or Off Notifications when Others Share or Edit Your OneDrive Files in Windows 11

This article explains how to enable or disable OneDrive notifications when others share files with you or when your shared files are edited by others 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 share photos, Microsoft Office documents, files, and folders with people using Windows File Explorer. Once a resource is shared, you can manage access and remove or stop files and folder sharing, even offline.

With OneDrive, you can be notified whenever others share files with you. In addition, you will also receive notifications whenever others edit to make changes to your shared OneDrive documents.

Below is how to enable OneDrive notifications in Windows 11.

Enable or disable notifications whenever others are sharing or editing your shared files

As described above, you can enable OneDrive notifications whenever someone shares files with you or edit documents you share.

Here’s how to do that in Windows 11.

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 others share with me or edit my shared items” to the On position to enable.

To disable it, switch to the Off position.

You can now close the Settings window.

Get notifications when others share or edit your shared items with OneDrive via the Registry

Yet another way to turn on or off OneDrive notifications to alert you when others share files or edit your shared items 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 ShareNotificationDisabled.

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

  • To enable, type: 0
  • To disable, type 1
OneDrive Shared notification disabled registry value data

Save your changes and restart your computer.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to turn on or off notifications when others share documents with you in OneDrive or edit documents you shared with them.

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