How to Remove Folders From My Computer in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has modified itself a bit by bringing more common directories or folders in “This PC” window which to some extent looks odd. Thus many users wanted to delete these folders in Windows 8.1 and we are here to help you out to do so in simplest ways. The following procedure needs to be followed precisely.

How to Remove Folders From My Computer in Windows 8.1

Remove Folders From My Computer

Locating the registry keys:

Firstly one needs to press Win + R keys from keyboard which will bring forward a run box. In that box, user needs to type “regedit” and then press enter key. This keyword basically means editing the registry of Windows 8.1. It is nice to modify system settings always and it is innovative too though there must be a bit precaution and expert advice else one can end up messing the entire system. When registry editor will open, the user needs to browse to this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\. This will open up a window similar to Windows Explorer.

Identifying registries:

There will be shown several registry keys with sequential names. Don’t get messed up seeing so many folders which you may not understand. But we will tell you exactly what to do, so just proceed and check whether every step is matching as we say or not. With lots of trials and errors, we have found out following details showing which folder is represented by which registry key:

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

Removing folders:

Now that you have all information about folders and their respective registry keys, you should not get messed up now. Hopefully you have decided which folder or folders you want to remove. So to do that, simply select the registry keys, right click and select “Delete”. There are many people who do not prefer handling with registry keys and system internal matters.

For those people, there are several readymade handy registry files ready for them. Those registry files are programmed to do specific tasks such as remove all folders, remove pictures, remove videos, etc. So this will be easier that following above procedures even and one can easily remove folders from Windows 8.1.

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