Windows 10: Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen

Discus and support Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; *sarc Hey all, Usually, I pretty much find all issues that I face and resolve them AFTER A LOT OF READING AND HEAD SCRATCHING *Wink. But this one... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Zardoc, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Zardoc Win User

    Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen


    *sarc
    Hey all,

    Usually, I pretty much find all issues that I face and resolve them AFTER A LOT OF READING AND HEAD SCRATCHING *Wink. But this one has me stomped to the fullest.

    I updated a few machines from 10240 to 10586 (upgrade).

    I usually like to have my desktop icons on the toolbar instead of the screen (like to see full theme).

    Now the funny thing is that if I decide to show desktop on toolbar sometimes removable drives and even all hard drives will show on desktop toolbar but not on screen.

    Here is a pic showing that removable drive is not on desktop.


    Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen [​IMG]


    Now look. If I set desktop to toolbar. Removable drive is there. (Orange circle around it)


    Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen [​IMG]

    Some users see all their drives (Fixed and removable) on desktop toolbar but not on screen. They don't appreciate and neither do I *092

    I DON'T WANT THAT! Anyone seen this and got a fix to remove drives form desktop??

    Thanks guys

    :)
     
    Zardoc, Dec 25, 2015
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    I have a custom toolbar on my task bar (native Windows thing, for those who forgot about this option), which was running fine for quite a while. The folder that contains the toolbar shortcuts was previously located on a local drive, and I never had problems
    with the toolbar. Recently that drive started going bad, so I relocated the toolbar folder to my networked (auto-connecting) user drive and re-established the toolbar from there. Now, the toolbar icons occasionally are missing upon logon. The folder for the
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    A J Kuehner, Dec 25, 2015
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  3. tschluter Win User
    How can I add the Google Drive Folder to the Desktop Toolbar in Windows 10?

    Having recently upgraded to Windows 10, I notice there is a Desktop Toolbar in the notification area that list my OneDrive and Box Sync folders. When I hover the cursor over these links they expand
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    tschluter, Dec 25, 2015
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  4. Zardoc Win User

    Drives show on desktop toolbar but not on screen

    Bump. Maybe someone more hasn't read it and knows the answer. *Rolleyes

    Shawn, any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    Zardoc, Dec 30, 2015
    #4
  5. Zardoc Win User
    All by myself!! *Sleepy

    [youtube]WZVdWoz6cX0[/youtube]
     
    Zardoc, Jan 13, 2016
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  6. Edwin New Member
    Don't make the default 'Desktop' folder a toolbar.
    Create your own custom folder with custom shortcuts and set that as a new toolbar.
     
    Edwin, Jan 13, 2016
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  7. Zardoc Win User
    Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for the tip.

    In my 20 years of computing this is the firs time that only 1511 update (not clean install) has this issue and only with some machines.

    Your workaround is a good idea but basically this should not happen.

    Thanks. *Smile
     
    Zardoc, Apr 5, 2018
    #7
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