Hide/Show the folders from This PC in Windows 10

Ivan (이반) Porta
2 min readAug 24, 2020

Microsoft introduced the display of 6 folders namely Documents, Pictures, Videos, Downloads, Music, and Desktop in This PC in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Default folders under This PC

To hide these folders, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R and type “regedit” to open the Registry Editor. Next, you need to go to the following keys one after the other and change the value of ThisPCPolicy to Hide, to hide that particular folder from “This PC” window in Windows 10.

Documents Folder


Pictures Folder


Videos Folder


Downloads Folder




Ivan (이반) Porta

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