Why do my drives show twice?

  1. CallMeSteven's Avatar
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    Why do my drives show twice?


    Can someone explain why my attached drives show twice? I only had this happen on one USB
    drive before the Windows 10 recent update, but now both external drives are repeated twice! (See attached)
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    @ CallMeSteven:

    Apparently, MS added this feature for quick access to Removable Drives in the navigation pane for users who never have 'This PC' expanded.

    It takes a simple Registry tweak to delete the entries:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFold ers
    and delete the sub key:
    {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2015 at 11:07. Reason: added tutorial link to make it easier
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  3. CallMeSteven's Avatar
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    Many thanks - that did it. Oh maybe you should have said to Right Click to Open Regedit as an Administrator, but
    I worked that out :)
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  4. marcaholic's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up Steven, wasnt sure what he was talking about at first, your post plus his really brought it all together
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  5. Tony Trout's Avatar
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    Edwin said:
    @ CallMeSteven:

    Apparently, MS added this feature for quick access to Removable Drives in the navigation pane for users who never have 'This PC' expanded.

    It takes a simple Registry tweak to delete the entries:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    Navigate to
    and delete the sub key:
    {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}

    I've tried this and I get an error message stating the following:

    "Windows Cannot Find - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFold ers
    Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again."

    Of course, I just simply did a copy/paste of the address in the search bar........
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  6. Kbird's Avatar
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    Tony Trout said:
    I've tried this and I get an error message stating the following:

    "Windows Cannot Find - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFold ers
    Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again."

    Of course, I just simply did a copy/paste of the address in the search bar........

    It won't work like that from the Search Bar , you have to follow that address in Regedit , which you can find from the Search Bar but it is easier to just download the two files from the Tutorial Linked here or below and merge them especially if you are not familiar with Regedit , it is much safer :

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    ** there is an error in that address but in spelling only there is not a space in the last word it should be
    Folders not Fold ers

    *** thanks for the Tip BTW
    Last edited by Kbird; 10 Jul 2016 at 11:32.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    CallMeSteven said:
    Many thanks - that did it. Oh maybe you should have said to Right Click to Open Regedit as an Administrator, but
    I worked that out :)
    I registered in this forum tonight because even though I have never messed with the "Regedit" function, I did it for this issue. There were two reasons:
    1. It was very easy to follow (although as noted above, instructions on opening Regedit would be useful).
    2. It saved me a probable two-hour session with the Geek Squad to accomplish the same thing. Thank you.
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