How to remove Documents, Music from This PC in Windows 10

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This tutorial explains how to remove Documents, Music, Pictures, and other folders from This PC in Windows 10.

We all know that when we open This PC in Windows 10 File Explorer, we first see those 6 folders (Pictures, Desktop, Music, Videos, Documents, and Downloads) and then hard drives. However, if you open This PC only to access the content stored on your hard disk, or if you use only one or two of those folders, then probably there’s no need of rest of the other folders on This PC of Windows 10. So, if you are looking for some way to remove or hide Documents, Music, or other folders from This PC in Windows 10, then you are reading the perfect tutorial.

In this tutorial, I have covered simple steps using which you can remove all or a particular folder from This PC in Windows 10. Whether you have to remove Music, Videos, or Downloads folder, you can do it by performing a simple tweak in Windows 10 Registry. Don’t worry, you can also bring back any folder whenever you want.

Documents and Music folder removed from This PC in Windows 10

Above you can see Documents and Music folders removed by me from This PC in Windows 10.

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How To Remove Documents, Music, Videos, and Other Folders from This PC in Windows 10?

Step 1: Open Windows 10 Registry Editor. You can also use a free and portable Registry Editor for Windows 10, which is more convenient than default Registry Editor.

Step 2: Now you have to access FolderDescriptions key in Registry Editor. It is located at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MicrOsOft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

access FolderDescriptions key

Important: FolderDescriptions key contains keys (PropertyBag keys) of all those folders. You need to access those keys (one by one). Each individual key contains ‘ThisPCPolicy’ String value. The value data of those values is set as Show‘ by default. You need to change value data of each individual value to ‘Hide’. Let’s take an example:

Remove Documents folder from This PC in Windows 10:

Step 1: Go to: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag

access PropertyBag key of Documents folder

Step 2: Double-click ThisPCPolicy and change its value data from Show to Hide‘. Press OK button and save changes.

change ThisPCPolicy value data as Hide

Step 3: Open This PC and you will notice that Documents folder is removed. If you have already opened File Explorer, you need to close it first.

To bring back Documents folder, you can change ThisPCPolicy’s value data back to ‘Show’.

Similarly, you can remove other folders. Below I have listed locations (Keys) of other folders.

Remove Music Folder from This PC in Windows 10:

Location is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag

Remove Pictures from This PC in Windows 10:

Here is the location: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag

Remove Desktop Folder from This PC in Windows 10:

Access this location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag
Note: If you didn’t find ThisPCPolicy for Desktop. You can create it by right-clicking on empty area → New → String Value. Rename the value to ThisPCPolicy and then set its value data to ‘Hide’.

create ThisPCPolicy string value for Desktop folder

Remove Videos Folder from This PC in Windows 10:

You need to access: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag

Remove Downloads from This PC in Windows 10:

This is the location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag

The Verdict:

I personally never used Music and Videos folder from This PC in Windows 10. So, I have removed those folders from This PC in my Windows 10 PC. Use this tutorial to remove any folder you want from This PC in Windows 10.

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