Microsoft has made a bad habit of introducing ads here and there throughout Windows, and now people are starting to notice them showing up in another spot: inside File Explorer.
People have reported seeing notifications to sign up for OneDrive — Microsoft’s cloud storage service — at the top of the Quick Access screen that comes up when you open a new File Explorer window.
Microsoft can reach a ton of people this way
Someone on Reddit reported seeing a prompt to sign into OneDrive back in October, which was a little more ambiguous — it could have been meant to help, after all. But a newer prompt is clearly an ad, with Microsoft displaying the service’s price and letting people click a button to “learn more” about it.
The ad can be…