How to get rid of the extra folders under in Windows 10

If you don't need the default 6 folders Windows includes under This PC, you can clean up that space


Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos: Windows includes these folders by default under This PC, but not everyone needs them. You can hide them, though, by editing the registry.

extra folders windows 10 this pc has the specific registry keys you'll need to edit for each folder you don't want to see anymore. The setting is under a new "ThisPCPolicy" string, which you can set to "Hide." To hide the Pictures folder, for example, you edit this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag

These instructions are different than how you get rid of the folders in Windows 8.1, so check out the list of registry keys to edit at AskVG. The site also helpfully offers a registry script that can do this task for you automatically. Once you run it (or edit the keys yourself), you'll have a cleaner view of your devices and drives when you open This PC.

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