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Published 11th November 2017 by

Windows 10 shows a 3D Objects folder in This PC of Windows Explorer. If you find this folder of little use, you can remove it with these instructions.

The 3D Objects folder of Windows Explorer contains .3mf files which can be opened with Mixed Reality Viewer. The folder's default location address is C:\Users\\3D Objects.

Remove 3D Objects folder in Windows 10

Remove 3D Objects folder in Windows 10

To remove this system folder, open the 'Run' dialogue box, type regedit.exe, and hit the Enter key to open the Windows Registry editor as Administrator.

Next, navigate to the following location by pasting the address into the address field:


Locate the tree node:


Now, to remove the folder from Windows Explorer, right-click on the entry, and select Delete.

Remove 3D Objects folder in Windows 10

Remove 3D Objects folder in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 64-bit, you also need to remove the key from another location:


Then, locate the following, right-click on the entry, and select Delete option:


That's it! Once you reboot you will not see the "3D objects" entry under "This PC" heading of Windows Explorer.

2 thoughts on “Remove 3D Objects folder in Windows 10
  • 28th April 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you, but unfortunately this didn't work on my Win10 x64 machine. I deleted this key from both registry locations, rebooted and doubled checked the the key was still gone, yet the folders still appear in explorer.

    • 8th August 2020 at 9:46 am

      Worked for me! On the latest updates in August 2020


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