Windows – How to remove “Creative Cloud Files” from File Explorer address bar

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Does any one know how to remove this Creative Cloud Files option after uninstalling Creative Cloud app from Windows 10

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Additional info :

  1. This folder does not exist as I deleted C:\username\Creative Cloud Files after uninstallation
  2. This is not from File Explorer address bar history
  3. I've already tried clearing address bar history
  4. I've reinstalled and used Official Uninstallers [ 1 ] & [ 2 ]
  5. Suggestions about removing Creative Cloud Files from File Explorer Side Bar does not resolve this

I can't tell if this problem exist in other user account but i don't want to use that either.

Any hints or suggestions ?


After much digging around & hints from @DrMoishe Pippik, I have reached another dead end.

If I go to %USERPROFILE%\Links there are two links Desktop & Downloads

Going inside Desktop, it shows me Creative Cloud Files but I cannot delete it as Delete option is not there and Unlocker could not delete/rename it

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Hence the problem now becomes :

  1. I cannot cannot access this file from command prompt as its link inside link. Weirdly I cannot find this in dir /al /s c:\ > c: either
  2. I cannot change its permission as it shows the error below. Safe mode doesn't allow that either



Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDes‌​criptions as requested by @harrymc can be found below

Screenshot of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace which didn't point to anything important either

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Best Answer

I have tested the following, removing the registry key:


Resolves the issue.


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Didn't even require a restart of Explorer. As I can't see any information from your HKCU path I can't confirm if the GUID will be the same for you, I only had two other things in there (Dropbox and OneDrive), where one had a default key of Creative Cloud Files. (I can also confirm removing the Dropbox and OneDrive ones from here removes from this dropdown also.)