Removing empty folders from the control panel ...


  1. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 version 2004 (OS Build 19041.508)
       #1

    Removing empty folders from the control panel ...


    Does anyone know how to remove empty folders (and not app icons) from the control panel pane? Hiding them would also be an acceptable solution!

    Big thanks to whoever can lend a hand...
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  2. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 version 2004 (OS Build 19041.508)
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       #2

    Managed to solve the problem following the advice given in the following post:

    Unwanted folders in control panel - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,506
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    I don't see where one can add Folders to the Control Panel nor delete what is there nor can a User add Folders. There's a few third-party programs that will add into Control Panel. Some of the apps appear to be a Folder-type icon. One can go to C:\Windows in File Explorer and do a Search for *.cpl to see a list of the apps' files. Individual .cpl files have a Delete on the right-click but it usually would not be good to do so unless real sure it is desired, could cause issues with Windows. The .cpl files will be in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and/or maybe a subFolder.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Sorry, posted at the same time.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    Hello Florio, :)

    In addition, you might see if you may be able to hide these items in the Control Panel using an option in the tutorial below.

    Hide Specified Control Panel Items in Windows Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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