file explorer shows usb drive twice


  1. Posts : 21
    windows 10
       #1

    file explorer shows usb drive twice


    hi, i have an annoying problem. when i plug a usb drive, the file explorer shows the same drive with the same drive letter twice. it's no big deal but annoying like i said.. how can i fix this
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  2. JohnC's Avatar
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       #2

    In file explorer collapse "this PC" then you will just have the usb drive showing once. It shows in the tree of "this pc" and the usb drive also shows as external.
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home (and 7)
       #3

    It's a common complaint / issue. No specific solution but check out this tutorial from Brink ....


    Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 21
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    thanks


    Nubble said:
    It's a common complaint / issue. No specific solution but check out this tutorial from Brink ....


    Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    this helped thankyou
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro - what ever the latest Insider build is
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    JohnC said:
    In file explorer collapse "this PC" then you will just have the usb drive showing once. It shows in the tree of "this pc" and the usb drive also shows as external.
    That is not a solution. Not only is the designed behavior stupid, it can be confusing and is certainly a waste of screen real estate. Click to open File Explorer and it automatically displays This PC and also the attached USB drives. We shouldn't then have to collapse the This PC view.

    This is the same idiotic behavior as displaying Libraries and This PC.
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  6. Posts : 27
    Win10 Pro 64
       #6

    Nubble said:
    It's a common complaint / issue. No specific solution but check out this tutorial from Brink ....


    Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10
    Thats been bothering me a while too and that fixed it, Thanks:)
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