In the latest Windows 11
Insider Preview version, Microsoft has added a new policy to the Group Policy, which allows users to directly disable file retrieval from Office.com. When the user disables, the quick access of Windows File Explorer will not include cloud files, and the Explorer will no longer send cloud query requests to improve efficiency. Therefore, disabling it can reduce the use of background data and resources to improve response efficiency. It is worth noting that disabling it will also help improve the response efficiency of the Start menu because the start menu will also retrieve cloud files and cause the startup time to be slightly longer. Microsoft provides this feature, on the one hand, to facilitate user use, on the other hand, naturally promotes Microsoft 365, but this may affect the user experience.