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Build 10122 - Can No Longer Hide Namespaces Under This PC


NoelC
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Now Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and VIdeos all appear even if I delete the GUIDs that before this build would remove those namespaces.

 

This used to work:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; This registry file removes all the default root namespaces from under "This PC" for both 32 and 64 bit dialogs:
;
; {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE} - Music Folder
; {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} - Downloads Folder
; {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA} - Pictures Folder
; {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C} - Videos Folder
; {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0} - Documents Folder
; {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641} - Desktop Folder

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]

 

Why does Microsoft continue to make it less and less possible to configure the system to do what we want?

 

Anyone found different workarounds to get rid of these abstractions, for those who like to just use the drive and folders themselves?

 

-Noel

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As discussed in another thread ;), the answer is because it's less and less "My" Computer anymore, it's Microsoft's computer that we are paying for the privilege of using.

 

--JorgeA

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Made some progress on this.  They're changing the way the registry entries are interpreted.  This (after doing the necessary Take Ownership and grant of permissions) hid the entries:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; This registry file removes all the default root namespaces from under "This PC" for both 32 and 64 bit dialogs:
;
;    {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE} - Music Folder
;    {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} - Downloads Folder
;    {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA} - Pictures Folder
;    {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C} - Videos Folder
;    {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0} - Documents Folder
;    {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641} - Desktop Folder

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]

; This registry file removes these root namespaces from under "This PC" for both 32 and 64 bit dialogs:
;
;   {088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f} - Desktop
;   {24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8} - Downloads
;   {3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de} - Music
;   {d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af} - Documents
;   {f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a} - Videos

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

 

-Noel

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Thanks for your response, swampy.

 

The registry settings I published above remove the items only from the tree in the Navigation pane.  How did you do what you showed, where they're removed from the files pane?  I'm just curious, because I prefer removing them only from the tree.

 

I've updated the second set listed above so that it combines both the old and the new approaches, which gets them all out of the Navigation pane, including Desktop.  That one file should thus work on both Win 8.1 and 10 systems.

 

Now what's remaining is to find a way to hide Quick Access that has no negative side effects.  I managed to actually hide it through changing the Attributes value in [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder] but that had the unfortunate side effect of breaking dragging and dropping into the Navigation pane.

 

-Noel

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  • 1 month later...

Thanks for your response, swampy.

 

The registry settings I published above remove the items only from the tree in the Navigation pane.  How did you do what you showed, where they're removed from the files pane?  I'm just curious, because I prefer removing them only from the tree.

 

I've updated the second set listed above so that it combines both the old and the new approaches, which gets them all out of the Navigation pane, including Desktop.  That one file should thus work on both Win 8.1 and 10 systems.

 

Now what's remaining is to find a way to hide Quick Access that has no negative side effects.  I managed to actually hide it through changing the Attributes value in [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder] but that had the unfortunate side effect of breaking dragging and dropping into the Navigation pane.

 

-Noel

This looks similar:

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http://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-quick-access-file-explorer-windows-10

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