3D Objects on Windows 10: What It Is and How to Remove It

Dan Price 25-10-2017

If you’ve recently updated to the brand-new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Do This Before Every Windows 10 Update or Installation Windows 10 gets major updates twice a year, plus monthly updates. We show you what you should do before running Windows Update. Now Patch Tuesday can come! Read More , you’ve probably noticed a new folder in This PC. It’s called 3D Objects, and truth be told, it’s nothing special. The icon you see merely links to a folder in your user file.


3D Objects on Windows 10: What It Is and How to Remove It regedit 3d folder thispc

By default, any creations you make in Paint 3D We Tested the MS Paint 3D Preview: Here's What We Think MS Paint has been around for as long as Windows existed. The Windows 10 Creators Update will include Paint 3D and Remix 3D. Will these free tools help 3D modeling go mainstream? Read More or 3D Builder save into it, but its sudden presence in This PC feels like a Microsoft marketing gimmick. Is the company just trying to raise awareness of 3D features? Surely it knows that 3D services are irrelevant for the vast majority of its users?

Thankfully, you can get rid of it.

Remove the 3D Objects Folder on Windows 10

To remove 3D Objects from This PC, you’ll have to make some changes in the Registry. Making a mistake while altering the Registry can have grave consequences to system stability, so first make a Registry backup How to Back Up and Restore the Windows Registry Editing the Registry unlocks some cool tweaks, but can be dangerous. Here's how to back up the Registry before making changes so they're easily reversed. Read More , then follow these instructions carefully:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Click Yes in the User Account Control box.
  4. In the Registry Editor, navigate to

    using either the left-hand panel or the address bar at the top of the window.

  5. Locate

    and right-click on it.

  6. On the context menu, click Delete.
  7. Now go to


  8. Find


  9. Again, right-click on the key and select Delete.

3D Objects on Windows 10: What It Is and How to Remove It regedit 3d folder


To make sure the process has worked, open File Explorer and click on This PC. Now the 3D Objects folder should be gone. Unfortunately, the removal might be undone when Windows issues future updates. To protect yourself, bookmark this page and refer back to it in the future.

Will you remove the 3D Objects folder from This PC? Let us know in the comments below.

Related topics: Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Junn
    April 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    What should I do to install back the 3D object?

  2. JAZIGaming
    December 14, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Thanks so much! I love windows 10, but Microsoft keeps adding useless features which most people do not need, so this is awesome.

  3. dejamo
    December 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I learned three things today: 1) How to remove the annoying 3D Objects folder from Explorer, 2) How to back up my Registry and 3) Where to go to find out how to do those things. This was quick and painless. Thanks!

  4. Hildy J
    October 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    My question is why? Maybe I'm missing something but what is the problem with having an empty folder? Unlike other OSs, Windows allows you to change just about everything, but just because you can doesn't mean you should

    • Bradavon
      October 25, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      In your case nothing.

      For others it's a waste of space for a future some will never use. I'll never ever use it. It'll just get in the way.

    • KwaK
      October 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      For some of us it's wasted space because we have other folders we need to access instead and having stuff like this is like having space on your work desk that you can never use - rather annoying and keeps getting in the way. For some (as i've heard) it's just out of principal of rejecting stuff being forced on them.