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  1. Jaxel Win User

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10


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

    How to Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information By default, all removable drives are shown separately in the navigation pane of File Explorer in addition to being shown under This PC in the navigation pane.

    OS drives and fixed drives will only be shown under This PC, and not separately in the navigation pane.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the drives showing twice in the navigation pane of File Explorer for all users in Windows 10. This will not affect the drives listed under This PC in the navigation pane.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove drives in the navigation pane.

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Tip To see all removable storage devices connected to your PC, copy and paste the command below into the Run (Win+R) dialog and click/tap on OK.

    *Arrow explorer shell:::{a6482830-08eb-41e2-84c1-73920c2badb9}

    EXAMPLE: Separate Drives in Navigation Pane

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]





    Here's How:


    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note The .reg files below will add or remove the registry key below.

    Code:
    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Remove Drives from Navigation Pane
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Drives_from_Navigation_Pane.reg

    Download
    3. To Add Drives to Navigation Pane
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the 32-bit or 64-bit file below for your same step 4 below.

    32-bit_Add_Drives_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    Download

    OR

    64-bit_Add_Drives_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If the changes do not automatically get applied, then you can sign in to apply.

    8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Jaxel, Aug 4, 2015
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  2. RobertJWin, Aug 4, 2015
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  3. auggy Win User
    auggy, Aug 4, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    I'll add it to my list of to look intos, and will post back when able.

    UPDATE: Doesn't seem possible without hiding the drive everywhere.
     
    Brink, Aug 4, 2015
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  5. Nubble Win User
    Worked flawlessly when I ran this a few weeks ago .... interestingly cumulative update KB3097617 restored this key. Removed the key and all is good again.

    KB3097617 seems to be affecting (restoring registry keys) for other File Explorer tweaks too...
     
    Nubble, Oct 14, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Yeah, it's always nice when an update resets everything to default. Thank you for the heads up. *Smile
     
    Brink, Oct 14, 2015
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  7. Hemimax Win User
    Windows Update restored my key to. Thanks again for your registry edit to fix it.
     
    Hemimax, Nov 20, 2015
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  8. Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    I just upgraded from 10.0.10240 to 10.0.10586 and the double drive problem shows up again. I looked in the registry and the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFol ders\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}" is still there with a value of "Removable Drives".

    Here is a picture of "{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}":


    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}\InProcServer32

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}\Instance

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}\ShellFolder

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Are we back to square 1? Please tell me I did something wrong cause I hate seeing those doubled up removable drives. lol
     
    merowland01, Nov 20, 2015
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Merowland01, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    It's ok. The upgrade to 10.0.10586 resets this back to default. You will just need to do the tutorial again to remove the drives.
     
    Brink, Nov 20, 2015
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  10. When I reran the tutorial, I didn't see the patch installed correctly: See link below:


    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Is this correct?
     
    merowland01, Nov 21, 2015
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    merrowland,

    Nope, it didn't get successfully merged.

    Were you able to approve all prompts to merge the .reg file?

    Are you currently signed in to an administrator account?
     
    Brink, Nov 21, 2015
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  12. Yes I'm in an Administrator account. Ran it twice. Same results. Opened and closed Registry editor 2x. Same results.
     
    merowland01, Nov 21, 2015
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Odd. The bottom of your screenshot showing the registry path is cut off, so I can't verify if that's the correct location to see if that may be the issue.
     
    Brink, Nov 21, 2015
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  14. It may look wrong, but the duplicate drives don't show up! I just inserted a bunch of removable drives and the duplicate problem isn't there. You fix worked, but it doesn't look like it did as you expected. lol
     
    merowland01, Nov 21, 2015
    #14
  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Yep, removing that key will remove the drives. I'm glad you got it sorted. *Party
     
    Brink, Nov 21, 2015
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