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Solved Remove iCloud Photos from this pc


my2cents

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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.

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XweAponX

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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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phij

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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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XweAponX

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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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Freddie

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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!

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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XweAponX

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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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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

cjmarotta

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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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#10
Removing iCloud Photos from My Computer

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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