Windows 10: Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       07 Dec 2015 #30

    kenw232 said: View Post
    I got it, I needed to get rid of the Wow64 one too at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow64Node\Microsoft\Window...
    Great news Ken.

    Odd. I'm not having to delete the Wow64Node location in my 64-bit Windows 10 to get rid of them in Open/Save dialogs.

    I've updated the tutorial to help though.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Dec 2015 at 23:51. Reason: added quote
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  2.    11 Jan 2016 #31

    Hello. I just applied the "download" fix as suggested. While the REGISTRY fix did in fact remove the double-instance of the USB flash-drive, this is the behaviour I am now witnessing:

    1) When I have an explorer window already open, and insert a USB drive, a second instance of WIN EXPLORER starts and displays everything correctly as it ought to be, but now there are two WIN-EX instances open.

    2) Then, when I right-click the same USB drive and select EJECT, it dies allow me to remove the drive, however, it also completely closes out the WIN-EX window as well.

    Any thoughts on that?

    Thanks for the original solution, and hopefully the answer to this issue is available as well. BTW, this is a totally fresh WIN10 install on a brand new SSD and all the current updates are already installed. Everything else seems optimal as far as other behaviours and operations. Nothing else aberrational.

    mgbjay
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  3. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       11 Jan 2016 #32

    Hello mgbjay, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like it's AutoPlay that is opening the USB when connected.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #33

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello mgbjay, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like it's AutoPlay that is opening the USB when connected.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
    Hello BRINK.

    I followed the suggestions you included. Neither one solved the issue, which again, is as follows:

    I insert any flash/usb drive into a usb port. open it and do whatever.
    When done, I right click and select the "eject" option.

    It does let me know that I may no safely remove the device, however, it then and every time, also closes the WIN Explorer window as well, which is not the desired behaviour. I want the device to be ejected, but not necessarily close the WIN-EXPLORER window.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Jan 2016 #34

    Does it still close the File Explorer window if it's not open to the USB drive?
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  6.    29 Jan 2016 #35

    This fix isn't working as of today when I applied it on current public build of 10 on new Alienware pc I just got. Going to Insider ring and will report it it works.
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  7. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       29 Jan 2016 #36

    Hello EMINENT,

    Which option are you using?

    Please go ahead and post some screenshots showing this in File Explorer to see if anything may stand out.

    Just to clarify that this will only affect drives that are considered removable. If you open Control Panel (icons view) -> BitLocker Drive Encryption, it will make it easier to see which drives are OS, fixed, and removable.
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  8.    03 Mar 2016 #37

    Brink
    First reg file has no effect. Tried on freshly installed system. Version 1511, OS Build 10586.122. Drive is removable.
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  9. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       03 Mar 2016 #38

    janot said: View Post
    Brink
    First reg file has no effect. Tried on freshly installed system. Version 1511, OS Build 10586.122. Drive is removable.
    Hello Janot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Did you do step 7 to apply after merging the .reg file?

    Please post a screenshot showing the drive you wanted to remove in File Explorer to see what the issue may be.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  10.    03 Mar 2016 #39

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Janot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Please post a screenshot showing the drive you wanted to remove in File Explorer to see what the issue may be.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
    Hi
    That was fastest reply ever
    I've already deleted key manually, it was intact.
    So, method works, reg file doesn't.
    p.s: yep, I did a restart after applying it
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