Remove Folders From My Computer in Windows 8.1

After the dissatisfaction due to the flaws in Windows 8, Microsoft has brought some changes to the new Windows 8.1. The missing start menu button is added to Windows 8.1 and several other changes are brought up in the new OS. In the new Windows 8.1 when you open the Computer explorer you see the Folders like Videos, Desktop, Music, etc along with drivers. In this tutorial we will see how you can hide or delete the folders from the Computer Explorer.

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Earlier Windows Explorer doesn’t seem to have folders on it. But the new Windows 8.1 have folders included along with the Drives. The look seems a bit different. If you want the explorer to look as earlier with drives showing up then follow the steps described below to delete the folders listed in the This Computer explorer.

Steps to remove Folders from My Computer in Windows 8.1

The procedure here deals with registry entry change. So make sure to create a restore point at this point so that you can retrieve to this point if anything goes wrong.

To open Windows Registry, hold down Windows + R that will bring the Run dialog, here type in regedit and hit enter. This will open the registry editor

In the registry, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\

You get to see weird entries, so here are the entries respective names for the folders appearing on the My Computer

Desktop Folder – {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Documents Folder – {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
Downloads Folder – {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Music Folder – {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
Pictures Folder – {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
Videos Folder – {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}

Right click on the entries respective to the folders you want to delete from the explorer and click on Delete option.

This will delete the folders on the explorer. Once you have deleted you can now open my computer and see the folder deleted from there.

Hope the tutorial here helps you delete the Folders on My Computer explorer.


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