How to Remove 3D Objects Folder in File Explorer

Don’t like the 3D Objects folder in File Explorer? Here is how to remove the 3D Objects folder in File Explorer and make it clutter-free.

In Windows 10, you will see a new system folder called 3D Objects on the sidebar and the This PC page. Windows uses the 3D Objects folder to save 3D Object files created or download by the Paint 3D or 3D viewer apps. If you are not using these apps, the 3D Objects folder is nothing but a waste of space in File Explorer. If you want to tidy up the File Explorer and save some real estate, you can easily remove the 3D Objects folder from appearing in File Explorer on Windows 10.

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A quick tip: You can also uninstall the Print 3D and 3D Viewer apps; here is how.

Remove 3D Objects Folder From File Explorer

To remove the 3D Objects folder on Windows 10, you need to edit the Registry. Before doing that, please back up the registry as it helps you restore it when something bad happens. That being said, follow the steps shown below as is, and you should be good.

  1. Open the start menu
  2. Search for “regedit” and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Go to the following key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  4. Under NameSpace key, find {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} and right-click on it.
  5. Select the “Delete” option.
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  6. Click on the “Yes” button to confirm.

Must follow additional steps for 64-bit users (32-bit users can ignore the below steps):

  1. Go to the following location.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  2. Under NameSpace key, find the {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} folder and right-click on it.
  3. Select the “Delete” option.
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  4. Click on the “Yes” button to confirm.

That is it. The changes are instant. If you open File Explorer now, you will not see the 3D Objects folder. If you do not see the changes instantly, restart Windows or sign out and sign in to see the changes.

3d objects folder removed

Restore 3D Objects Folder When Needed

You are just preventing the 3D Objects folder from appearing in the File Explorer’s “This PC” screen and sidebar tree by following the above steps. If you want to, you can access the 3D Objects folder by going to “C:\Users\username\3D Objects”. However, if you like the convenience of opening the 3D Objects folder from the “This PC” screen, then follow the below steps to restore the 3D Objects folder in File Explorer.

Since we’ve deleted the keys related to the 3D Objects folder from the Registry Editor, we need to recreate them. To make things easier for you, I’ve created downloadable reg files that work for you.

Depending on your system architecture. i.e., 32-bit or 64-bit, download the reg file using the below link. If you want to, you can open the downloaded reg file with Notepad to see what keys you are adding.

After downloading, extract the reg file to your desktop, right-click on the file and select “Merge.” In the subsequent confirmation windows, click “Yes” to continue.

That is it. You will see the 3D Objects folder re-appear in the File Explorer. If not, restart your system, and it should appear.

Comment below if you need any help.

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