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  1. mustang53 Win User

    File Explorer Duplicating Drive Entries


    File Explorer is displaying duplicate directories for two external hard drives and card reader. Ex. Drive H and all card reader drives are displayed twice. I have run Scandisk twice and DISM and no problems were identified. All drives can be accessed from either display. Is there any way to eliminate the duplicate displays?

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  2. JJG10 Win User

    Duplicate Drive Entries in Explorer

    Here is a screen shot of the left hand panel of File Explorer. Note it shows two entries for My Passport 1TB (XFile Explorer Duplicating Drive Entries :). That is, of course, my external USB drive. When I open either one of them the same file and folder list appears Why does that drive it show up twice? And, can I deleted one of them?

    Thank you.


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  3. Duplicate microSD card entries in File Explorer

    How do I eliminate the duplicate File Explorer entry for the microSD card on my Surface Pro 3?

    BACKGROUND: I've just completed a clean install of Windows 10 v.1511 from a USB drive. Everything went fine and I haven't added any apps, not even antivirus or browser, only the default apps. When I check file explorer there are two identical entries for the
    microSD. The top one isn't expanded (single line) and a folder list is shown under the second one. Under Settings>System>Storage, I've since set save locations for documents, music, pictures, and videos as Drive E: (microSD); but that was done after I noticed
    the duplicate entries. I've also checked the device manager for duplicate entries, but there are none. I've also removed the microSD card in device manager, shutdown, physically removed the card, restarted and reinserted the card. The duplicate entries are
    still there.

    Thanks.

    Bill
     
  4. File Explorer Duplicating Drive Entries

    Duplicate drive listed in explorer.

    I had read some good tutorials on how to remove unwanted items from the side explorer navigation pane and was interested if someone knows how to remove a duplicate of a drive showing up?

    Here is what I am dealing with:


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    The duplicate listing of Drive F: which is a USB Flash drive is not necessary and I would like to remove one of them.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT:

    I think I found it here: Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    I'll give it a go and find out.

    It appears that the drives listed under "This PC" are not considered duplicate listings and the reg file does not have any effect on those listings.

    So imperially or practically, I guess I don't really have a duplicate listing of the drive unless the branch of "This PC" is expanded.
     
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