Windows 10: Can not make registry changes.

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  1.    20 Dec 2017 #1

    Can not make registry changes.

    I've concluded that anyone who's search ends up here:
    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    has probably ended up in a number of other places which make the same conclusions.
    I have no reason to doubt that my Nav pane duplicates should be easily deleted with these registry changes:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFold ers\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}]andHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpa ce\DelegateFolders\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}]

    My problem is that I can not edit my registry to make these key changes. I can not make a permissions change that sticks and even if all reports indicate I have, I can not merge/import the .reg keys.

    Interestingly, I CAN
    merge the keys into DelegateFolders that allow me to ADD folders...but not remove.

    The (T:\) drive in the accompanying screen shot is the only external USB currently turned on.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails T shows up 3 times.JPG  
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  2.    20 Dec 2017 #2

    my Nav pane duplicates should be easily deleted
    - are you sure you actually have duplicates? Which do you think are?

    Quick access items are shortcuts. You don't have to display Quick Access expanded like that in the Navigation Pane.
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  3.    20 Dec 2017 #3


    T-Drive listed 3 times.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Quick Access collapsed.JPG  
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  4.    20 Dec 2017 #4

    Arent those just Quick access shortcuts that can be deleted
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  5.    20 Dec 2017 #5

    Quick Access is closed. Compare the two screenshots. The dupes are showing under "This PC".
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  6.    20 Dec 2017 #6

    Okay, I see that now. Yes the fix is usually to delete the registry entries you mentioned. Are you not able to edit anything in the registry or only those entries?
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  7. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       20 Dec 2017 #7

    Right tick on one of them and select properties.
    See if their is anything in them. It might give you a clue what they are.

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  8.    21 Dec 2017 #8

    I KNOW what they are. Duplicates of the T-Drive.
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  9. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       21 Dec 2017 #9

    Have a NICE day.

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  10.    21 Dec 2017 #10

    Sorry, Jack. My patience with this running very low...sorry I snapped. You were only trying to help.
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