Windows 10: External hard drive opens in File explorer every time laptop wakes or starts (windows 10)

Discus and support External hard drive opens in File explorer every time laptop wakes or starts (windows 10) in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I went through all the checks described in the thread below and still can not fix this problem.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by CynthiaSearcy, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. External hard drive opens in File explorer every time laptop wakes or starts (windows 10)


    I went through all the checks described in the thread below and still can not fix this problem.


    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/when-i-wake-up-my-computer-from-sleep-a-file/abf27517-2d85-46a7-a763-f9761c1e3ead

    :)
     
    CynthiaSearcy, Jul 17, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 17, 2019
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  3. saving and viewing files on an external hard drive

    Hi Sam,

    We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10.

    Yes, you may format the external hard drive. Follow the below steps.


    • Connect the external hard drive to Windows 10 computer.

    • Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to the keyboard to open the file explorer.

    • Locate the external hard drive on left navigation pane in File explorer.

    • Right click on the external hard drive and click on
      Format
      .

    • Click Start and follow on screen instructions to format the hard drive.
    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Jul 17, 2019
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  4. Remon Ont Win User

    External hard drive opens in File explorer every time laptop wakes or starts (windows 10)

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Jul 17, 2019
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