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Remove iCloud Photos from this pc

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 PRO

    Remove iCloud Photos from this pc


    Hello! it's posible remove this icon from this pc?? Thank you!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I'm not sure but you can try this utility to see if that works for you:

    WinAero: This PC Tweaker

    It seems to work on removing (or hiding) protected folders or creating new ones in a normally protected area.


    Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.

    my2cents
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Q: Do you have iTunes installed? When you install iTunes it installs all of the iCloud support with it by default, that was when that folder showed up for me, but when I logged into my account, my Photostream showed up there. It used to say "Photostream" there, now it says "icloud photos", same thing.

    I believe you can get rid of it all by removing "iCloud" - it will show up in "Add/Remove Programs and Features", if you don't want it in there, just uninstall it. You can also disable it on your device as well, if you have an Apple Device.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1


    If you delete this entry in the registry accessed through
    Code:
     Run>Regedit
    iCloud Photos will disappear in My Computer.

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{F0D63F85-37EC-4097-B30D-61B4A8917118}
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Maybe, but it should be easier to delete iCloud from the system. iCloud wound not even be in there unless iTunes or QuickTime got installed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Maybe, but it should be easier to delete iCloud from the system. iCloud wound not even be in there unless iTunes or QuickTime got installed.
    I use control panel for sync fotos from my iDevices to my computer, and works great, because icon in "this computer" i don't needed.. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by phij View Post
    If you delete this entry in the registry accessed through
    Code:
     Run>Regedit
    iCloud Photos will disappear in My Computer.

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{F0D63F85-37EC-4097-B30D-61B4A8917118}
    Thank you, your solution works perfectly!!
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK, if that worked great. I have it in 8, but it is way on the bottom in 8 so its not a bother.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    WIndows 8.1


    Thanks! That also works great in Windows 8.1. However, in the registry key replace the "MyComputer" within the string with "ThisPC".


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ThisPC\NameSpace\{F0D63F85-37EC-4097-B30D-61B4A8917118}
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  9. #9


    i tried,but it didn't happen ,showed this
    can u help ?:|
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  10. #10

    Removing iCloud Photos from My Computer


    Quote Originally Posted by cjmarotta View Post
    Thanks! That also works great in Windows 8.1. However, in the registry key replace the "MyComputer" within the string with "ThisPC".


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ThisPC\NameSpace\{F0D63F85-37EC-4097-B30D-61B4A8917118}
    For Win 7 replace "ThisPC" with "My Computer". Great solution. I was so frustrated. Apple should improve their removal process instead leaving these trails behind. Naveen Mital.
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