How to remove the 3D Objects folder from Windows 10

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
remove 3D objects Windows 10

Home » Windows » How to remove the 3D Objects folder from Windows 10

The Creators Update previously pushed 3D apps to the OS, and the latest Fall Creators Update pushed even more 3D related content to the operating system.

Some users may find this useful, but lots of desktop PC users find this feature unattractive.

A new 3D Objects entry

After the installation of the Fall Creators Update, if you open File Explorer on Windows10, you will notice a new 3D Objects entry after opening This PC in Explorer.

It will be the first folder that is displayed under folders, and it’s empty by default. Judging by its name, this is the default storage location for 3D objects on the device. It’s similar to how the Documents folder is the default storage location for documents.

This folder will take up enough space, and if you don’t use it, you might want to consider removing it. We’ll show you how to do this.

Removing the 3D Objects folder using the Windows Registry

Unfortunately, you can’t just select the folder and delete it. It’s impossible to remove all 3D related apps that get installed with the Windows 10.

Before following the steps to perform the delete process properly, you are advised to create a System Restore Point, just as a backup plan, in case something goes wrong. Then, follow the steps below:

  • Use the Windows-R key to open the run box.
  • Type regedit.exe and hit Enter.
  • Confirm the UAC prompt that Windows displays when you launch the Registry Editor.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMyComputerNameSpace by pasting the address into the address field.
  • Locate {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}.
  • Right-click on the entry.
  • Select Delete.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMyComputerNameSpace.
  • Locate {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}.
  • Right-click on the entry.
  • Select Delete.

3D Objects will be removed from This PC in the File Explorer. You don’t need to restart your computer.



Next up

Download the first Windows 10 20H1 Insider Preview Build

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
3 minute read

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 has recently been rolled out to all the Windows Insiders who are currently in the Skip Ahead ring. The release comes […]

Continue Reading

How to fix the Java Virtual Machine fatal error in Windows 10

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
2 minute read

The Java Virtual Machine fatal exception error pops up for some users when they try to launch software built on Java. The full error message […]

Continue Reading

Top 4 Blu-Ray creator software to create Blu-Ray videos

Daniel Segun By: Daniel Segun
Less than a 1 minute read

Blu-ray is, without doubt, the most powerful video content hub today, which is a marked improvement to the preceding DVD medium. However, its convenience of […]

Continue Reading