Windows 10: Invalid/Blank Folders under This PC Solved

  1.    12 Jun 2016 #1

    Invalid/Blank Folders under This PC


    Alright, any help will be appreciated. Using File Explorer, under Windows 10 Pro I have "blank" folders that cannot be deleted or unpinned. This is the error I am receiving below.
    (Note I have tried sfc /scannow with Admin privileges and looking for the CLSID code in the registry to remove these folders already. I uninstalled my anti-virus to make sure there was not an issue there.)
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    Any ideas?
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  2.    12 Jun 2016 #2

    Hi, just wondering if you've done sthg like this?
    Folder Redirection: Group Policy
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  3.    12 Jun 2016 #3

    Hi dalchina, no, no folder redirects.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Jun 2016 #4

    Have a read thru this:
    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Sometimes where people have messed up relocating such folders (Relocate tab) this has helped.
    It would be wise to make an appropriate backup first, and just try it anyway.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Jun 2016 #5

    Thanks for the help, all the folders were set correctly.
    However, by looking in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID, finding the folder code, taking full ownership of the key, and all sub-keys, I was able to then remove the "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" entry, restart, and delete the entire key. I am not sure how those entries were added, but it did remove them. Thank you for your assistance!

    Guess I should clarify the instructions in case someone else has the same issue.
    1) Search for the CLSID number in Regedit under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID
    2) Right click on key, select Permissions, Advanced
    3) If Owner is TrustedInstaller select Change to your user name, press Check Name to make sure you have it right
    4) Okay, select checkbox under the new owner, Enable Inheritance, check box for "Replace all child object..."
    5) Change "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" Value to 1, right click on CLSID key, delete
    6) Repeat for each key
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  6.    13 Jun 2016 #6

    Excellent- well done.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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