Remove Creative Cloud Files folder shortcut from the Navigation panel | Windows


When you install the Creative Cloud desktop app, a folder with the name Creative Cloud Files is created on your system and a shortcut to this folder is pinned to the Navigation panel in Windows.

At times, you may want to remove this shortcut from the Navigation panel. Although the shortcut can be removed, it reappears when the Creative Cloud desktop app is updated or reinstalled.

Creative Cloud Files folder shortcut in Navigation panel


Follow the steps below to make registry changes that unpin the shortcut and prevent its reappearance.


The Creative Cloud Files folder is used to sync or upload assets to Creative Cloud and this shortcut is intended to make navigation to this folder easier. It is only recommended to unpin the shortcut if you do not use the file sync feature.

  1. Download and extract its content to desktop.

  2. Find and double-click unPinCCF.reg from the extracted folder.


    If you want the Creative Cloud Files folder shortcut back in the Navigation panel, find and double-click rePinCCF.reg from the extracted folder, and follow the steps below.

  3. A message appears confirming that you want to add unPinCCF.reg to the registry. Click Yes.

  4. You receive a confirmation message once the registry is successfully updated. Click OK.

  5. Sign out of your Creative Cloud desktop app and restart your computer. Then, Sign in again.

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