Windows 10: Desktop lists removable media

Discus and support Desktop lists removable media in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In File Explorer, removable media such as card readers, USB drives, etc. are listed under the DESKTOP hierarchy. They were not in prior Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by borgus, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. borgus Win User

    Desktop lists removable media


    In File Explorer, removable media such as card readers, USB drives, etc. are listed under the DESKTOP hierarchy. They were not in prior Windows versions.

    Do others see this? Can they be hidden under that Desktop branch, as the dupe listings are confusing.
    W10 vers 1511.

    :)
     
    borgus, Nov 14, 2015
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  2. borate Win User

    DESKTOP lists removable drives

    In the image of the Desktop folder (from File Explorer), note that USB/removable drives E, G, and K are shown.

    I understand that certain folders can be hidden, but that's not the intent.

    This is what the Desktop folder looks like in Windows 10. The THIS PC folder additionally lists the optical drives.

    Desktop lists removable media [​IMG]

    Here it is in W7 - same machine, same peripherals. Note that the Desktop folder shows no USB/removable drives.

    The COMPUTER folder in W7 - which appears to be renamed to THIS PC in Windows 10 - does contain all the drives.

    Desktop lists removable media [​IMG]
     
    borate, Nov 14, 2015
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  3. DESKTOP lists removable drives

    Hi Borate,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please share the details in order to assist you in better way.


    • Are you referring to Desktop Hierarchy under Quick Access or This PC ?

    I would suggest you to provide us a screen shot for better understanding of issue.

    Refer the Article to know how to include screen shot in your post.

    How to include a screenshot in your post

    Please feel free to contact us if you face any issues with Windows.

    Thank you.
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Nov 14, 2015
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