How to Remove 3D Objects Folder from File Explorer on Windows 10

Windows 10 brings with it a lot of new features, apps, changes, and customization options. One of those changes is the inclusion of a new library folder called 3D Objects in the File Explorer. You can see the 3D Objects folder in the “This PC” screen and under the “This PC” tree appearing on the left sidebar in File Explorer.

The 3D Objects folder is used by Windows 10 to save the 3D object files created or download by the Paint 3D, Print 3D, or 3D viewer apps. When not using these apps, the 3D Objects folder is nothing but a waste of space in the File Explorer. If you want to tidy up the File Explorer and same some real estate, you can easily remove 3D objects folder from appearing in File Explorer on Windows 10.

3d objects folder in file explorer

Of course, if you are not using Paint 3D, Print 3D, or 3d Viewer apps, you can easily uninstall these store apps.

Remove 3D Objects Folder From File Explorer

To remove 3D Objects folder on Windows 10, you need to edit the Registry. Before doing that, please backup registry as it helps you restore it when something bad happens. That being said, just 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 below steps):

  1. Go to the following location.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  2. Under NameSpace key, find {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} 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 the File Explorer now, you will not see the 3D Objects folder. If you are not seeing 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

By following the above steps, you are just preventing 3D Objects folder from appearing in the File Explorer’s “This PC” screen and sidebar tree. 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 accessing the 3D Objects folder from the “This PC” screen then follow the below steps to restore 3D Objects folder in File Explorer.

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