How to Remove Nokia PC Suite, My Sharing Folders, Web Folders or Other Unwanted Items from My Computer in Windows?

Many times when we install 3rd party software in Windows, the software add new items to My Computer window such as Nokia PC Suite folder added by Nokia PC Suite software which is used to manage Nokia mobile phones, Web Folders installed by Microsoft FrontPage program, My Sharing Folders created by MSN Messenger (WLM), etc.

Sometimes we might want to remove these extra items from My Computer window to make it clean and to get more visible space in window but there is no option given to remove them.

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you a simple Registry tweak which will help you in removing these unwanted items from Windows Explorer:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

2. Under this key, you'll see a few keys having name in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. These keys represent those new items in My Computer window. If you select any key, you can see its description in right-side pane.

4. Select the desired key and delete it and it'll remove the associated item from My Computer window.

5. Following are some known Registry keys for My Sharing Folders, Web Folders and a few other items:

My Sharing Folders - {FC9FB64A-1EB2-4CCF-AF5E-1A497A9B5C2D}
Web Folders - {BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}
Printers & Faxes - {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
Network Connections - {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
Administrative Tools - {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Fonts - {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524152}
Scheduled Tasks - {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
Recycle Bin - {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

So if you are seeing any of above mentioned items in My Computer window, select the key and delete it and it'll delete the item from My Computer window.

BONUS TIP: You can use the same method to add your desired item in My Computer window. Just go to the registry key mentioned in point 1 and add a new key under it having name mentioned in point 5.

Also check:

[AIO] Ultimate Tutorial to Customize My Computer Context Menu in Windows





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  • Windows Vista Really S**ks man....

  • Thank you so much.

  • I ♥ u people U R genius

  • Where is the Nokia key then?

  • Thank u :)

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