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There are plenty of tutorial online for removing "all" of the folders from under This PC, by editing the registry. All of the folders are removed as they are supposed to be, besides for the "3D Objects" folder. For example: To hide the documents folder, you modify the "ThisPCPolicy" key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag to "Hide".

I want to hide the 3D Objects folder from This PC only, but it should still be in Quick Access, just like I can do for all of the other folders. How can this be accomplished? (I'm using Windows 10 Professional)

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Works the same way, you just create the subkey & value if they don't already exist. The most interesting thing about this setting is that the data is case-sensitive. It must be 'Hide', not 'hide' or 'HIDE'.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}\PropertyBag

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EDIT: THis PC Namespace. Note that there are two entries for each of the following: Documetns, Dwonloads, Pictures, Music, and Videos with one set already hidden by default. If you 'Show' those, you will see "duplicate" folders under This PC.

HKLM\...\MyComputer\NameSpace          Name            HKLM\...\FolderDescriptions
----                                   ----            ----                                  
{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f} Local Downloads {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}
{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} 3D Objects      {31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}
{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE} My Music        {4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}
{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8} Local Pictures  {0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}
{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} Downloads       {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA} My Pictures     {33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}
{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de} Local Music     {a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}
{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C} My Video        {18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}
{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0} Personal        {FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641} Desktop         {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af} Local Documents {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}
{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a} Local Videos    {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}

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  • It worked perfectly. Note: Although hiding the other folders may happen as soon as you change the registry, a restart may be required before the 3D Objects folder is hidden. – user7391836 Aug 13 '19 at 12:44
  • Is there a list or method to determine what the UUID values are for other such annoying folders? – SKidd Feb 3 at 15:13
  • @Skidd: See my edit... – Keith Miller Feb 4 at 18:13

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