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Remove Creative Cloud folder from explorer sidebar

The Creative Cloud desktop app adds its own top-level entry to the sidebar in Windows 10, the same way as OneDrive:

Creative Cloud folder in explorer sidebar and favorites

For people like me, who don’t use the Creative Cloud (which is yet another cloud service…) or even the Creative Cloud apps on a regular basis, this is rather annoying. (I actually have to use it now at work, but Google Drive still place themselves in the Quick Access menu rather than being a new top-level entry, which I like much better). Luckily, there is a way to disable this with a registry hack.

First, open the Registry Editor by pressing WIN + R. Then type regedit and press Enter. Now use the Edit > Find… Menu to search for this key name. Now, look what the data value for the entry “(Default)” is. This should be “Creative Cloud Files”. If that isn’t the case, press F3 to continue the search until this you hit the right one.

When you found the correct key, double-click the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD value. Change the value data from 1 to 0 and press OK. All you have to do now is restart and the folder should be gone!


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