Remove 3D Objects Folder from This PC in Windows 10

Windows 8 and Windows 10 come with a set of folders (6) shown in This PC view. With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a new folder has been added to list of folders in This PC; it’s the 3D Objects folder where the Paint 3D app saves files by default.

"3d objects" folder in this pc
3D Objects folder in This PC namespace view

We saw how to remove the 6 special folders in article Remove Quick access and User Folders from File Explorer. This article describes how to remove the 3D Objects folder from This PC — both in the tree view as well as in the right pane.

Remove 3D Objects special folder from This PC

To remove the 3D Objects folder from Computer (This PC), follow these steps:



  1. Download remove-3d-objects-folder.zip and extract the contents to a folder.
  2. Double-click to run the file remove-3d-objects-folder.reg to remove the 3D Objects special folder from This PC.
  3. Click Yes when prompted. This REG fix clears the following registry key(s)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}

    where the GUID {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} is the unique identifier for 3D Objects shell namespace object.

    Note that deleting the above key(s) just hides the 3D Objects folder from the This PC namespace view, but the actual folder can be accessed by typing the following path in File Explorer address bar.

    C:\Users\%username%\3D Objects

That’s it! This removes the 3D Objects folder from This PC. In case you change your mind and want to restore the 3D Objects icon back, run the appropriate “restore” REG file for your system (32-bit vs 64-bit Windows).


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