In Windows 11, when you link a personal Microsoft account to your PC system, the operating system’s built-in Photos app automatically displays photos from your respective OneDrive storage. This sometimes affects privacy.
Fortunately, Windows 11 supports an option that allows you to hide all the pictures from this OneDrive in the built-in Photos app. The way to do it is not complicated at all.
How to set up the Photos app not to display OneDrive images on Windows 11
First, open the Photos app on your Windows 11 PC. Do this by opening the “Start” menu, searching for the keyword “Photos“, and clicking on the corresponding app in the search results.
In the Photos application interface that opens, in the top right corner, click the three dots to open the system menu.
From the menu that appears, select “Settings“.
Next on the Settings screen, you go down to the “Microsoft OneDrive” section. Here, tap the switch to the left of the “Show My Cloud-Only Content From OneDrive” option to return it to the “Off” state.
(Note: In the future, if you change your mind and want to show OneDrive pictures back in the Photos app, just re-enable this option.)
That’s it! The Photos app will no longer display any pictures from your OneDrive storage. The privacy of your personal photos is now somewhat guaranteed.