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  1.    01 Dec 2015 #1
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    Empty USB ports showing in file explorer


    I just put the 1511 upgrade on (for the third time, but that's another story). I've noticed that when I open File Explorer I have a WHOLE BUNCH of USB ports that have nothing plugged into them... I have no idea what the upgrade did, but these weren't visible previously. How do I turn them off?

    And yes, I've gone into the File explorer options in the control panel and UNCHECKED "Hide empty drives". Didn't appear to make any difference...
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    If you have a card reader, that's what those ports are for.
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3
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    I know what they're for, I just don't understand why they're showing up... PREVIOUSLY, file browser didn't show all the empty USB ports. If I plugged something IN, it would show up, but if it was empty, nope... As it is, I have about 8 - 10 USB ports showing up in the file browser that don't have anything in them.

    It happened after I did the 1511 upgrade, which failed and ended with me blowing away the world and doing a clean install. Even on the new install they're STILL THERE... It's not a huge problem other than being annoying 'cause the list of "disks" is a whole lot longer than it was before, but WHY are the now showing up and how do I turn them off if there's nothing plugged in?
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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4
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    Check for one your File Explorer Options in Control Panel under View Tab, do you have Show Hidden Files,Folders and Drives selected ?
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5
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    I think you should read his first post again. He just said that option is unchecked.
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  6.    03 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifia View Post
    I think you should read his first post again. He just said that option is unchecked.
    Thanks missed that, sure Gracie is a he ?
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  7.    03 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Thanks missed that, sure Gracie is a he ?
    Gracie, COULD be a cat...

    I actually care less about the things showing up than about knowing WHY they're showing up. They never did BEFORE the 1511 upgrade.
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  8.    03 Dec 2015 #8
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    Are both of these checked:

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  9.    04 Dec 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAllen View Post
    Gracie, COULD be a cat...

    I actually care less about the things showing up than about knowing WHY they're showing up. They never did BEFORE the 1511 upgrade.
    O.k. just not assuming you were a he. I have a Multi card reader mine show up because i want them to, and have it checked to show them like from same area Edwin's pic shows, but said had this unchecked already from your first post.
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  10.    04 Dec 2015 #10
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    NW Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAllen View Post
    Gracie, COULD be a cat...

    I actually care less about the things showing up than about knowing WHY they're showing up. They never did BEFORE the 1511 upgrade.
    George Burns would object.
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