Windows 10 Adding Folders to USB Devices

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  1. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 23,195
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       #11

    Just a thought

    Check in device manager to see if they show as a portable media device, if it does disable it in this section

    in 8, my external devices occasionally show up as a media device and when I use WMP it wants to sync my music/videos to the device, only way to stop it is to disable as above

    disabling does not affect using it as a USB storage device

    phone is correct in the below as it is a media device, other 2 are just usb devices, not media ones


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  2. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
       #12

    GrimGriefer said:
    Hi everyone,

    I've noticed that whenever I plug in a usb thub stick or hard drive Windows 10 (Build 9879) is automatically creating empty Videos, Music, Downloads etc folders everytime.

    This is quite annoying, anyone know how to turn this off?

    Thanks
    I am sure it is Cteating folders in other partitions. And whenever it was updating (a lot) it also created hd error if I shut down prematurely. I never had trouble with 7 preview. I have deleted win 10 already until this bug is sorted out. It is a pain. Win 7 was a blessing compared with Visa. What a diff!

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  3. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    dtong22 said:
    I am sure it is Cteating folders in other partitions. And whenever it was updating (a lot) it also created hd error if I shut down prematurely. I never had trouble with 7 preview. I have deleted win 10 already until this bug is sorted out. It is a pain. Win 7 was a blessing compared with Visa. What a diff!
    Nobody else seems to have this problem, nor am I finding any other reports of this issue doing a google search.

    While it's not impossible that it's a bug in the OS, the more likely culprit is that it's something else you've installed that isn't compatible with Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
       #14

    Mystere said:
    dtong22 said:
    I am sure it is Cteating folders in other partitions. And whenever it was updating (a lot) it also created hd error if I shut down prematurely. I never had trouble with 7 preview. I have deleted win 10 already until this bug is sorted out. It is a pain. Win 7 was a blessing compared with Visa. What a diff!
    Nobody else seems to have this problem, nor am I finding any other reports of this issue doing a google search.

    While it's not impossible that it's a bug in the OS, the more likely culprit is that it's something else you've installed that isn't compatible with Windows 10.
    I only installed Chrome and VLC additionally on Win 10. The other partitions / drives I have originally had Win 7 ult/Linuxmint/Ubuntu in a multi-boot system. I installed Win 10 after unplugging other drives first.
    Problems occurred when Win 10 rebooted to update. Somehow the update did not complete and other partitions were locked down.
    I corrected the problem by booting back to Win 10 and allowing it to release my other harddrive. I have deleted the Win 10 since then. I will reinstall it as a guest os under VM player. That probably is safer for my main OSs.


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  5. Posts : 83
    Win10
       #15

    I seem to remember I had an external hard drive that did that when it was first plugged into W7. It created folders it assumed I would be using. Maybe the same in your case ?
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