Remove 3D Objects from This PC’s Folders and File Explorer Navigation Pane

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Beginning from Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), Microsoft adds a new user folder which is also added to This PC set of commonly used folders, which originally include Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos. The new folder added to the user profile and This PC is named 3D Objects. And thus 3D Objects is now prominently displayed in the navigation pane of File Explorer.

3D Objects Folder

If you’re not using 3D Objects folder, or not creating any 3D models or graphics, or you feel the additional 3D Objects folder is taking up the precious screen real estate, it’s possible to remove 3D Objects folder from Folders of This PC and navigation pane of File Explorer.

Note
3D Objects folder is physically located inside your user profile, and is not deleted. 3D Objects folder in This PC’s Folders and File Explorer’s navigation pane is actually a shortcut for quick access to the folder.

How to Remove 3D Objects in This PC’s Folders and File Explorer’s Navigation Pane

Export and backup the affected registry keys, in case you want to restore the 3D Objects folder in future.
  1. Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\

    And, for 64-bit (x64) versions of Windows only, also the following registry key (both registry keys applicable):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\
  3. Delete the following subkey to remove 3D Objects:

    {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}

  4. Restart the File Explorer if it’s opened.

Remove 3D Objects from This PC Folders and File Explorer Navigation Pane

Alternatively, save the following code into a text file, and save it as registry registration file with .reg file extension, and apply it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-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}]

By | 2017-10-18T09:30:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

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  • Anonymous user

    Thanks!

  • rockandrole18

    Thank you

  • loonatic

    how do i get my old user profile back? just started painstakingly going through my old folders and copying stuff over (e.g. desktop content). now i noticed i cant access various programs any more (such as spotify) .. what is going on here?!?!

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