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Published 6th February 2020 by

This article explains how to remove the annoying 3D Objects, Videos, Music, Pictures and the other automatically added folders from the This Computer and Quick Access areas of File Explorer.
Remove 3D Objects from File Explorer

Remove 3D Objects from File Explorer

Windows 10's "This PC" view tries to show you relevant and useful information and organizes your files into library's, however the 3D objects is especially useless and takes up valuable screen space. If you want to remove this folder, or the others, there is a simple registry hack that you can employ.

Did you know you can rename "This PC" to anything you like. Just right-click "This PC" in File Explorer, select Rename, and type a name.

We can hide the Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos folder with a quick registry hack. They'll only be hidden from the "This PC" view in File Explorer. You can still access them from the Quick Access view.

Before running one of the registry hacks below, you need to check whether you're using a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check, open the Start menu and search for the "About" application. Launch it and look on the device specifications for "System type". This will state whether you're using a "64-bit operating system" or "32-bit operating system."

Windows 10 System Type Device Specifications

Windows 10 System Type Device Specifications

Next you need to download a ZIP file containing the registry hacks.

Windows-10-Remove-Folders-This-PC.zip (23.5 kB)

Extract this ZIP to your Desktop. Within the ZIP file are the registry hacks. There are two folders - one for 32-bit systems and one for 64-bit systems. Within each of these is a .reg file that will Remove or Restore ALL of the automatic folders. There is also a folder called "Individual Folders" where you can select which folders to remove. Simply double click on the file and click the Yes button when prompted to allow changes.

Windows 10 Remove Folders Registry Hacks

Windows 10 Remove Folders Registry Hacks

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