How to remove the 3d objects folder from file explorer

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Don’t like the 3D Objects folder in File Explorer? Here is how to delete the “3D Objects” folder in File Explorer and free it from clutter.

In Windows 10, you will see a new system folder called “3D Objects” in the sidebar and on the “This PC” page. Windows uses the “3D Objects” folder to store 3D object files created or downloaded with the “Paint 3D” or “3D Viewer” applications. If you do not use these applications, the 3D Objects folder is just a waste of space in File Explorer. If you want to organize your File Explorer and save space, you can easily remove the 3D object folders from the Windows 10 File Explorer.

Quick Tip: You can also uninstall the 3D Print and 3D Viewer apps.

Deleting the 3D Objects folder from File Explorer

To delete the 3D Objects folder in Windows 10, you will need to edit the registry. Before doing this, please make a backup of the registry to help you restore it in case something goes wrong. In doing so, you can simply follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Type Request ” regedit ” and press Enter to launch the Registry Editor.
  3. Go to the following key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  4. Use the NameSpace key to locate {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} and right click.
  5. Select ” Delete “.
  6. Click the ” Yes ” button to confirm.

For 64-bit users, additional steps are required (32-bit users should ignore the following steps).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  • With the NameSpace key, locate and right-click on the {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} folder.
  • Select ” Delete “.
  • Click the ” Yes ” button to confirm.
  • That is all. The change will appear immediately. If you now open the file explorer, you will not see the “3D Objects” folder. If you do not see the change instantly, restart Windows or log out and log in to see the change.

    Restore the 3D Objects folder if necessary

    If you follow the above steps, you should only need to make the 3D Objects folder disappear from the “This Computer” screen and the File Explorer side tree. If desired, access the 3D Objects folder and navigate to “C: \Usersusername3D Objects”. However, if it is more convenient to open the 3D Objects folder from the “This PC” screen, follow these steps to restore the 3D Objects folder in File Explorer

    The key associated with the 3D Objects folder has been deleted in the registry editor and must be re-created.

    Depending on your system architecture, e.g. 32-bit or 64-bit, use the link below to download the reg file. If you like, you can open the downloaded reg file in Notepad to see the keys to be added.

    After downloading, unzip the reg file to the desktop, right click and select “Integrate”. On the subsequent confirmation screen, click “Yes” to continue.

    That is all. The “3D Objects” folder will reappear in the file explorer. If it does not appear, restart the system and it will appear.

    If you need help, comment below.

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