W10 file explorer layout missing grouping divider


  1. Posts : 47
    Win 10 Pro 64 1909
       #1

    W10 file explorer layout missing grouping divider


    Hello:

    have a question with regards to the file explorer visual layout........I recently had to reinstall 10 & I've noticed that the grouping layout is now missing the divider that separates the discs section from the removable devices section.
    now what I have is *Devices & Drives* all in one section.
    The removable drives were located below the hard drives portion & there was a divider between them
    I thought that winaero tweaker had a provision for looking after this seeing I do use it. The previous op/sys was displaying as I wanted.
    Now I know that this is a registry tweak but I can't remember just what that tweak is.
    Don't be alarmed by what you see ........This IS 10.

    thx for any help


    W10 1909 19H1

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  2. Posts : 16,939
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    The Group by choices are shown if you move your cursor to a blank area of the right-hand side & right-click.

    But I don't think the choice you want is there so perhaps you do need to check WinAero as you suggested.

    I have some old screenshots of ThisPC dating back to 2016 and none of them show your desired grouping [internal/external].


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 47
    Win 10 Pro 64 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Denis:

    here's a screenshot of the previous system from 1 year ago.

    Note the layout display........

    Steve

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  4. Posts : 16,939
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    Steve,

    I haven't had an internal optical drive for over a decade so I do not know if you have a fault/faulty setting or if Windows 10 behaviour has changed at some stage.
    - It is perfectly possible for old behaviour to continue so it's only seen when you do a clean install [there have been other reported examples of this].
    - I have a USB optical drive and, when I connect it, it is shown as in your first diagram i.e. not in a separate group. I have not done a clean install since 2016.

    I suggest that you start a new thread that
    - includes a title that states your your interest is in a separate group for Devices with removeable storage,
    - includes both your old & new diagrams
    - includes a link back to this thread W10 file explorer layout missing grouping divider - TenForums
    and then post a link to your new thread here along with a request for all future replies to be made to that.

    I had a look through WinAero but could not find anything there that affects your situation.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
      My Computer


 

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