Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10  

    Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    19 Mar 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10


    Devices and Printers (aka: Device Stage), gives you a quick view and access of all of your connected and wireless devices on your computer in one place. By viewing the contents of this folder, you can check to see which devices you have connected, view details about the devices, and learn what tasks you can perform with them by right clicking on the device and selecting the task you would like to do.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Devices and Printers under 'Devices and drives' in This PC for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove Devices and Printers from This PC.


    EXAMPLE: Devices and Printers in This PC
    Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10-devices_and_printers_in_this_pc.png

    EXAMPLE: Devices and Printers
    Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10-devices_and_printers.png



    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add 32-bit), step 3 (add 64-bit), or step 4 (remove) below for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 you have.


     2. To Add Devices and Printers to This PC in 32-bit Windows 10

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    32-bit_Add_Devices-and-Printers_to_This_PC.reg

    Download


     3. To Add Devices and Printers to This PC in 64-bit Windows 10

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    64-bit_Add_Devices-and-Printers_to_This_PC.reg

    Download


     4. To Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Devices-and-Printers_from_This_PC.reg

    Download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If File Explorer is open, refresh (F5) or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

    9. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,837
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    You have a tutorial for every question. :)
    Thank you Shawn!!!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,815
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #2

    You're most welcome Dimitri. :)
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  3. Posts : 2
    win 10 Pro
       #3

    Please help, I have added some "God Commands" = programs features, troubleshooting, network sharing centre etc to this very location.
    Now I can not delete or move them
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,815
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #4

    kenmystro said:
    Please help, I have added some "God Commands" = programs features, troubleshooting, network sharing centre etc to this very location.
    Now I can not delete or move them

    Hello Ken, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you remember how you added them?

    For now, export the two registry keys below to a .reg file, and upload them here. I'll be happy to take a look to see if I may spot them there.

    Export and Import Registry Keys in Windows | Tutorials

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

    (only available if you have 64-bit Windows 10 installed) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce
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  5. Posts : 2
    win 10 Pro
       #5

    thanks for getting back to me

    Do you remember how you added them?
    I copied them from the God Command folder, then just copy pasted into this location.

    I exported this file, as the other does not exist. Hope this is right.

    (only available if you have 64-bit Windows 10 installed) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce[/QUOTE]
    kenmystroMycompernamespace.reg
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,815
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #6

    @kenmystro,

    Here's a .reg file below that you can download and merge to remove the registry keys below. These are not there by default.

    Remove.reg


    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}]
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  7. Posts : 186
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #7

    Does Devices and Printers automatically add to devices and drivers area or does the reg file need the lines added first?

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}]
    "DescriptionID"=dword:00000006

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}]
    "DescriptionID"=dword:00000006
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,815
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It automatically gets added under "Devices and drives" for me.
      My Computers


 

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