Windows 10 – Hide 6 extra Folders in Explorer

You need to change the value of “ThisPCPolicy” to “Hide” for all 6 folders CLSID in Registry and they will immediately disappear from “This PC” window.

If you also want to remove those extra and annoying 6 folders from Windows 10 “This PC” window, check out following simple steps:

1. Press WIN+R keys together to open RUN dialog box. You can also open it from WIN+X menu. Now type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following keys one by one:

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

For Videos folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag

For Downloads folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag

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

For Desktop folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag

For Documents folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag

and change value of “ThisPCPolicy” string to Hide in each key.

NOTE: All above mentioned keys contain “ThisPCPolicy” string except “{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}” key which is responsible for Desktop folder. So you’ll need to manually create new string “ThisPCPolicy” and set its value to Hide for this key.