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  1. Posts : 33
    Win 10
       #1

    Showing two D drives in Explorer


    Have a brand new HP Win 10 Home, 64 bit. Has a SSD C drive, and a E Recovery drive. And a HDD called Data (D:).
    In the left hand of Explorer it shows

    This PC
    D:\
    Desktop
    Documents
    Music
    Pictures
    Videos
    Windows (C:)
    DATA (D:)
    RECOVERY (E:)

    I've never had 2 hdd before this computer. So I put storage music, pics, docs on the D drive because it was 1tb. So why does it show 2 D drives now? They both appear to have exactly the same folders and info when you expand them on the left column.

    What led me to this discovery was I had downloaded iTunes and it wouldn't "find" my iTunes Media folder to bring in my transferred music. There's actually 2 Media folders...one in each of the different D drives. One and the same folder?
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  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #2

    If you're seeing something like this (notice I: and E: drives both show up twice) it's because Windows shows all drives when "This PC" is expanded but still also shows all external drives separately as well. If D is a USB-attached drive, that's simply a double display for a single drive.
    HTH,
    --Ed--

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  3. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Jak, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition to what Ed posted above:

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #4

    Ha! @Brink: I was thinking as I posted this: should I link to Brink's tutorial, too. Beat me to the punch . . . as usual!
    Thanks,
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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  6. Posts : 33
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Confused; as usual! The D and Data D seem to both point to the 1tb internal harddrive. So I can just try to remove one of them?
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  7. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    It's the same drive.

    It's listed once under the "This PC" group in the navigation pane.

    It's listed a second time as its own separate group in the navigation pane.

    You can use the tutorial I posted above to remove the duplicate separate groups.
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  8. Posts : 33
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    So doesn't matter which I dump? Leave the plain D alone?
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  9. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    Correct, but the tutorial will remove (hide) the separate one, and not the one under "This PC".
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  10. Posts : 33
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I guess I didn't type it right but everything listed is under This PC. And those extra

    Desktop
    Documents
    Music
    Pictures
    Videos

    are as well.
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