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How to Remove and Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts from 'This PC' in Windows 10

Guide to Remove/ Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts from 'This PC' in Windows 10? By default,  In Windows 10, This PC window displays a Folder group that includes all the shortcuts of personal folders (current user): Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos. Sometimes, these shortcuts' annoying you and you may want to remove it.
How to Remove and Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts from 'This PC' in Windows 10

How to Remove and Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts from 'This PC' in Windows 10

While you can collapse or expand the Folders group in This PC, you may wish to remove all or specific folders instead. Removing all of the user folders will also remove the Folders group in This PC since it would be empty.
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the default Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos Folders in This PC for all users in Windows 10.
Note: 
- You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this.
- When you remove folders in This PC, it will also remove them from your separate user profile folder group that shows in the navigation pane when you have Show all folders turned on. If wanted, you can pin these folders to Quick access to have them show under it in the navigation pane.
- The removed folders will still show in your actual "C:\Users\(user-name)" (%UserProfile%) folder location in File Explorer.
And the 'This PC' window of your computer will look like this after you remove all the shortcuts:
How to Remove and Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts from 'This PC' in Windows 10

And here are how to do:
- Step 1: Download all the REG file (Registry Editor)
- Step 2: Run as an Administrator the desired file(s) corresponding to the shortcut(s) you want to remove.
- Done. That's all

Registry file to Remove/ Restore 'Personal Folder' shortcuts in Windows 10

The ZIP file includes:
32-bit Hide OneDrive From File Explorer.reg=> This will remove (hide) the shortcut of OneDrive in your Windows 10 32bit (x86)
32-bit Restore OneDrive to File Explorer.reg=> This will restore (unhide) the shortcut of OneDrive in your Windows 10 32bit (x86)
64-bit Hide OneDrive From File Explorer.reg=> This will remove (hide) the shortcut of OneDrive in your Windows 10 64bit (x64)
64-bit Restore OneDrive to File Explorer.reg=> This will restore (unhide) the shortcut of OneDrive in your Windows 10 64bit (x64)
64-bit_Remove_All_user_Folders_in_This_PC.reg=> This will remove all the shortcuts of personal folders in the 'This PC' windows of Windows 10
64-bit_Restore_All_user_Folders_in_This_PC.reg=> This will restore all the shortcuts of personal folders in the 'This PC' windows of Windows 10
64-bit_Remove_Some_user_Folders_in_This_PC.reg=> This will remove some of the shortcuts of personal folders in the 'This PC' window of Windows 10. I recommend using this setting. You can edit this file with Notepad/ Notepad++, "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide": means the shortcut will be removed

Sample Registry Editor codes:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Music
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"

; Pictures
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"

; Videos
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"

; Desktop
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
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