Windows 10: Fresh Install Using latest build - File Exlorer Setting? Solved

  1.    10 Dec 2015 #1

    Fresh Install Using latest build - File Exlorer Setting?

    I just had to re-install W10 using the latest build offered by the Microsoft Setup Tool because W10 on one machine became corrupted somewhere along the multiple update path! No problems, except it seems that a few of the default settings are a little different than they were in previous downloads. Most are for the better. But...I can't seem to figure out how to turn off the display of all the disk drives in the Navigation Pane of File Explorer. I have five other systems that have migrated successfully along the update path and they don't look like the screen shot attached. What or where is the setting to turn off the display of the disk drives when the "This PC" is collapsed. I'm sure it something obvious but I need a little help. Thanks in advance.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails W10 File Explorer.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       10 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi Ken,

    Once you click the little dropdown arrow to the left of the Devices and drives heading it will collapse the display of those elements. This setting seems to be remembered, however, I have not tested if it is persistent after a restart.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Dec 2015 #3

    Got that, but I'm referring to the Stuff (Disk Drives) on the left side (Navigation Pane) of the display under "Libraries". When I expand "This PC" I got them twice.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       10 Dec 2015 #4

    Sorry, I misunderstood!

    In the navigation pane you can right click on a blank space and deselect the option to show libraries. This will remove all libraries from the Nav menu.

    Alternatively you can right click on a drive in the Library section and select don't show. A right click on the Library Header will also allow you to restore default libraries.

    Hope this helps!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    10 Dec 2015 #5

    Nope, turning Libraries on or off is not the issue. See below what I referring to:


    These items (Disk Drive) do not show on my other PC's when "This PC" is collapsed.
    Hope this clarifies what I'm trying to communicate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       10 Dec 2015 #6

    Are these drives partitions or separate HDDs installed in your PC? All the drives have a shared symbol on them indicating you are sharing them on your network. Is that correct?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Dec 2015 #7

    These are drives and they are shared on the network but...

    You seem obsessed with the right side of the File Explorer window, I'm trying to find a solution to the Navigation Pane (left side of File Explorer window). I don't know how to turn the display of the stuff in question on or off. Like I said above, the drives do not appear in the my other PC's.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Navigation Pane.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       10 Dec 2015 #8

    The following tutorial will show you what you need to do:

    Sorry for not understanding your problem earlier in this thread. What you were seeing is the default behaviour.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    10 Dec 2015 #9

    We finally got there! Thank you for sticking with me. Brink comes through again. The only thing I don't understand is I have six other W10 systems that I updated using the original W10 Tool download and none of them are the "Default" only the one I just did a fresh install using the latest W10 build form MS. Actually, I think I like the "Default" and will run the .reg to make them visible on the other systems. Thanks again for the help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       10 Dec 2015 #10

    @Ken429 You are welcome! It did cross my mind that your other systems were the ones that needed attention. Hope you get them all working how you want.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
Fresh install help file backup in Installation and Upgrade
Where can I get a list of files I need to copy before formatting my hard drive? boy, I miss Easy File Transfer. :(
This is on an old eMachines M6805 laptop that originally came with XP 32-bit. I put a fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit on it which ran fine. I then upgraded that to Windows 10 32-bit. The first time it booted up I was able to log in but got a...
Hi All, Ok to cut a long story short, I was running the Insider Preview Build on a Virtual Machine, I decided to blat my laptop and install the insider preview on it instead day before official release. It built okay, but didnt like my insider...
I'm currently on build 10240 and I want to do a clean installation on the 29th when Windows 10 is officially released. I upgraded to Windows 10 via Windows 8.1 update, so will the same key I previously used to activate 8.1 now activate a fresh...
Fresh Install Windows 10 TP Build 9860 in Installation and Upgrade
If you have multiple PC's to update or having trouble updating VM or don't want to see multiple Recovery partitions created from the update. If you've already have the C:\RecoveryImage folder or if someone can put it in the dropbox for you to...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18.
Find Us