Explorer showing removable drives twice

  1. Posts : 82
    Windows10 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?



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  2. Posts : 151
    Windows 10
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 35,468
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    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. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Home (x64)

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