What are they and How to Delete or Remove the 3D Objects Folder in Windows 10?


If you want to know what the 3D objects folder of your system is for, today we will explain about this and we will also teach you that if you do not use it, how you can delete it. That is why today we will talk about: What are they and how to delete or remove 3D objects folder in Windows 10?

What is the 3D objects folder in Windows 10?

As we mentioned earlier, when you visit the file explorer, you see a folder with this name. This is a folder destined to, as its name says, contain files or 3D objects. These are stored here when using Microsoft Paint 3D to create 3D models.

This folder has not always existed. In fact, Microsoft added this folder along with the update Fall Creator Update. Now, if according to your criteria you can do without this folder and want to delete it, we regret to tell you that simply clicking Delete will not be enough. As it is a folder that comes by default in the Windows 10 operating system, it’s almost impossible to remove.

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And we make a lot of the word almost, because with what we will explain to you today, you will be able to do it. Starting from a somewhat atypical route, you will be able to eliminate in a permanent and safe.

How to delete or remove 3D objects folder in Windows 10?

As we already told you before, it is possible to delete or remove the 3D objects folder in Windows 10 using a couple of simple and quick methods. The same happens when you want to remove the option «Edit with Paint 3D» from the context menu.

How to delete or remove 3D objects folder in Windows 10 from registry editor

This is the most common way to delete the 3D Objects folder, as it does not require as many steps. To do this, you must first open the registry editor in Windows 10.

3D object folder

Then when you are in the drop-down window, you must go to the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer MyComputer NameSpace.

When you are located on this route, now you must search it for the key that is named {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}, select it, right-click on it and click Delete.

Now, you go to the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Wow6432Node Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer MyComputer NameSpace and in this you must locate and delete the key {0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}. To delete it, repeat the process you did with the first deleted key.

Afterwards, you will be able to close the registry editor window, but now you must reopen the file explorer and you will notice that the 3D objects folder is missing. There will be no trace of it if you follow this practical and fast method.

How to restore the folder you just deleted

In case you need this folder to store 3D objects and you regret having deleted the folder, you can restore it. The way to do it is first, opening the notepad, and copy the following code: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMyComputerNameSpace{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]

Regedit menu

Then you must save this file with extension.reg. Give the file an easy to identify name and then you have to double click on the file you just created. A message will appear asking you If you wish to continue with the action and you must click on the Yes option. And then the key will be restored and the folder will reappear in the file explorer.

If you use the 64-bit version of Windows 10 you will need to copy two keys into the notepad: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer MyComputerNameSpace{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMyComputerNameSpace{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]

You re-save this file as we did with the 32-bit version of Windows 10 and when the message is shown, you click Yes for the folder to be restored. So you can start adding 3D effects to your photos in Windows 10.

As you may have noticed, you don’t have to be a computer professional to delete the 3D objects folder. Rather, it only takes a couple of minutes and the willingness to delete that pesky folder.

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