How to Remove the 3D Objects Folder from Windows 10

This guide will explain how to remove the 3D Objects folder shortcuts from the Windows 10 File Explorer.

windows 10 file explorer with 3d objects highlighted

Like most people, you probably have absolutely no use for the 3D Objects folder that Windows 10 has decided to include. Here’s how you can remove it from the file manager (File Explorer) in Windows 10.

  1. Start out by downloading the very small (and completely free) app, Ultimate Windows Tweaker. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click the Download Ultimate Windows Tweaker button. Once it’s finished, extract the contents of the .zip file to your Downloads folder, open the newly created folder and run the Ultimate Windows Tweaker.exe file.
  2. There is no installation for UWT4, so it will just run. You may be notified that the software is from an unknown source – select Yes and/or Run anyway when prompted. UWT4 is a widely used and reputable app.
  3. When it opens, select Customization from the navigation pane on the left side of the window.
  4. Select the This PC tab from the row at the top of the window.
  5. Find the Customize Inbuilt Folders section and remove the check-mark from the box labelled 3D Objects.
  6. Click the Apply Tweaks button.
  7. UWT4 will notify you when the change has been applied.
  8. Now open a File Explorer – it’s gone! No more 3D Objects :)
  9. If you ever decide you want the 3D Objects folder back, just run UWT4 again and put the check-mark back in the appropriate box.

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