Windows 10: file explorer shows usb drive twice

Discus and support file explorer shows usb drive twice in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; hi, i have an annoying problem. when i plug a usb drive, the file explorer shows the same drive with the same drive letter twice. it's no big deal but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jamesleimer, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. file explorer shows usb drive twice


    hi, i have an annoying problem. when i plug a usb drive, the file explorer shows the same drive with the same drive letter twice. it's no big deal but annoying like i said.. how can i fix this

    :)
     
    jamesleimer, Oct 7, 2015
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  2. USB Ports not working after Windows 10 update

    Good news Kaptain, USB ports working after overnight shutdown. However, I'm still curious as to why all the drives show up twice in both Device Manager and File Explorer, any ideas?

    Thanks again for your help.
     
    MartinOldfield, Oct 7, 2015
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    Windows 10 Search

    • Insert the USB flash drive to a USB port on your computer.
    • Open File Explorer.
    • Double-click on the icon for your USB flash drive.
    • A new File Explorer window will open that shows all the files on the USB flash drive.
     
    BulldogXX, Oct 7, 2015
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  4. JohnC Win User

    file explorer shows usb drive twice

    In file explorer collapse "this PC" then you will just have the usb drive showing once. It shows in the tree of "this pc" and the usb drive also shows as external.
     
    JohnC, Oct 7, 2015
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  5. Nubble Win User
    Nubble, Oct 7, 2015
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  6. jamesleimer, Oct 7, 2015
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  7. vijer Win User
    That is not a solution. Not only is the designed behavior stupid, it can be confusing and is certainly a waste of screen real estate. Click to open File Explorer and it automatically displays This PC and also the attached USB drives. We shouldn't then have to collapse the This PC view.

    This is the same idiotic behavior as displaying Libraries and This PC.
     
    vijer, Jan 4, 2016
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  8. Dartman Win User

    file explorer shows usb drive twice

    Dartman, Apr 4, 2018
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