1.    21 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 / 10 Pro

    Explorer showing removable drives twice


    Hi guys,

    This is another minor annoyance. When I insert any removable drive (USB, SD cards, etc) the device shows up twice in Explorer. Once under "This PC" tree and the other as a device. See attached pic (USB Drive H):

    I remember hearing about this being the way it's designed to work, but frankly it's a bit silly - I only need to see a single entry for the drive/device...

    Is there any way to get rid of one of these entries without stuffing up some other Explorer feature?

    Cheers,

    Mike.

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  2.    21 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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  3.    21 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,137
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    It's a bug which you'll probably find will recur at some stage. I did the registry fix, and things were ok for quite a while.

    By contrast, XYplorer, for example (commercial/free file manager) does not demonstrate the same problem when explorer does.
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  4.    21 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Home (x64)

    Bug. nothing you can do about it, though I never got this issue...
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