Hide Folders From This PC using registry


This PC location has been a part of Windows 7,window xp,Windows 8 or 8.1,but the annoying thing is that there’s no easy way to remove the default folders — Music,Pictures, Videos,Desktop,Downloads,Documents. For people who don’t use these folders, this is an unnecessary inconvenience. here is steps Hide Folders From This PC using registry.



Hide Folders From This PC using registry


To disable these, you will have to navigate to six different registry keys, each one corresponding to one of the six folders in This PC. The locations are at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FolderDescriptions \ "FOLDER-GUID" \ PropertyBag.


Substitute the "FOLDER-GUID" above with one of these (Without Quotes).


Desktop: {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}


Documents: {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}


Music: {a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}


Pictures: {0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}


Videos: {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}


Downloads: {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}


one is of each PropertyBag key, you will see a string value named ThisPCPolicy. (The Desktop folder is the only one that does not have this value by default, so you will need to create it manually.)


If This PCPolicy is set to Show, then the folder is visible. If you change it to Hide, then the folder will be invisible. Thats all!


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