Microsoft shows OneDrive advertisements in Windows 10 File Explorer


Internet users are complaining about OneDrive advertisements in the File Explorer of Windows 10. Microsoft calls the ads ‘Sync provider notifications’ and offers an option to turn them off.

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Does Microsoft actually think that a stupid name like “Sync Provider Notifications” will actually fool people into thinking that these ads aren’t ads?[quote=“system, post:1, topic:397840”]
It’s unclear how Microsoft picks the users to show the ad to, not all Windows 10 users receive them and even users who already have an Office 365 subscription are targeted.

Stupid is as stupid does.