Windows 10: Odd one Hard drive appearing twice in 'This PC' Solved

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  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1

    Odd one Hard drive appearing twice in 'This PC'

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ID:	62955See Pictures, 'Local Disk E' appears twice at the side, not an issue, but I don't know why any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 23,693
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       07 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello Chris,

    Removable drives will show twice in the navigation pane by default. Once under "This PC", and second as its own group.

    The tutorial below can show you how to remove the duplicate drives from showing separately in the navigation pane.
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  3.    07 Feb 2016 #3

    It's not a removable drive though is a SATA 3 SSD on the same controller as the C: drive. :-S
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       07 Feb 2016 #4

    I bet it's classified as removable since SATA drives are hot swappable.

    I have 3 internal SATA drives, and only the OS drive and any partition on the OS drive is considered a "fixed drive". The other 2 drives are considered a "removable drive".

    Either way, the tutorial will remove it for you.
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       07 Feb 2016 #6

    You're most welcome.
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  7.    07 Feb 2016 #7

    It didn't work I ran it twice rebooting after each.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       07 Feb 2016 #8

    Just to verify, did you use the .reg file from step 2, and approve all the prompts to apply?
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  9.    07 Feb 2016 #9

    Yep both times it completed successfully.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       07 Feb 2016 #10

    Odd. In that case export the two registry keys below and upload them here. I'll be happy to take a look to see if anything may not be correct.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFold ers

    (Only available on 64-bit Windows)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\ DelegateFolders
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