1.    30 Nov 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 File manager confuses me. My Seagate 5TB external drive is in 2 places on the left column. First it is on the same outline level as This PC, One Drive, and Quick Access and just above Network. Expand This PC and it is also there as drive (E). Curious minds want to know...why the doppelganger?
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerraDon View Post
    Windows 10 File manager confuses me. My Seagate 5TB external drive is in 2 places on the left column. First it is on the same outline level as This PC, One Drive, and Quick Access and just above Network. Expand This PC and it is also there as drive (E). Curious minds want to know...why the doppelganger?
    Apparently MS added the feature for users who open File Explorer via 'Quick Access' exclusively instead of 'This PC' so that external drives will still show in the navigation pane for quick access.

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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3
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    [QUOTE=Edwin;486156]Apparently MS added the feature for users who open File Explorer via 'Quick Access' exclusively instead of 'This PC' so that external drives will still show in the navigation pane for quick access./QUOTE]

    Another example of unintended consequences. Redundancy, In this case, made things less clear.
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