Windows 10: Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer?

Discus and support Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Not a huge issue by any means but I was just wondering why this started happening.[ATTACH] A you can see D: shows up twice as if it was removable... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by LeoShafai, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. LeoShafai Win User

    Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer?


    Not a huge issue by any means but I was just wondering why this started happening. Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer? cf892c0b-3db9-434b-a6ee-fb715accfad4?upload=true.png


    A you can see D: shows up twice as if it was removable even though its recognized as local in properties and sata hot swap isnt turned on in the uefi.


    The only thing I found that notices a difference is a cpu-z validation where it has no name: https://valid.x86.fr/5ikp57


    Any ideas?


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    LeoShafai, Mar 5, 2021
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  2. Can't rename "Local drive" in File Explorer

    Hi,
    Thank you for posting on Microsoft community forums.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • How exactly did you change the Name of the Partition?
    • Is any drive letter assigned to the Disk Drive in Disk management?
    • Are you able to access the contents in the Hard drive form File explorer?

    I would like to suggest you to Try assigning the Drive Letter and then change the name of the drive in Disk management.

    Note: You must be logged on as an administrator
    to perform these steps.

    • Press Window + R key and type diskmgmt.msc
    • Right-click the partition or drive that you want to change.
    • Then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
    • Assign a drive letter if one has not already been assigned,
    • Click Add, click the letter that you want to use and click
      OK
    • Click Start and type This PC and right click on the drive.
    • Select properties and change the Name.
    • Click apply and OK.
    • Close and reopen the This PC and check.
    I would also suggest you to change a drive letter, click Change, click Assign the following drive letter, click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

    To remove a drive letter, click Remove, and then click yes to confirm that you want to remove it.

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin V Rao, Mar 5, 2021
    #2
  3. Anak Win User
    Optical Drive Issue

    Hi Jerry, you're welcome.

    Here's mine after I rt clk'd on my Documents Folder like you show in Scrsht 11:

    Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer? [​IMG]


    I'd like to wait until you reply to my question in Scrsht 12, if it is a remnant of the process try deleting the one on the dsktp and see if the one in send to also disappears. If it stays in send to, test it, and if you're still having problems I'd suggest you could go back to: Option One: To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Your Account (current user) and do Step 3 to remove it and start over using Step 4 but be very careful of your steps in creating the shortcut and be sure you d&d that shortcut to the send to part of the address.

    I'm busy today and I probably won't be back until the evening.
     
    Anak, Mar 5, 2021
    #3
  4. Local drive shows up as removeable in explorer?

    Removed USB files suggestions showing up in search bar and in search this pc in windows explorer

    I had inserted a USB in my laptop and then removed it but when I searched the files in the search bar and in search this PC in windows explorer, all of the files and suggestions from the USB show up. What do I do to remove them?

    "show recently opened items in jump lists on start or taskbar and in file explorer quick access" is already disabled. I have tried removing and adding c and drive d drive from the indexing options. I also tried clearing the device search history but nothing
    seems to work.
     
    Muhammad Luqman Qureshi, Mar 5, 2021
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