Windows 10: Restore "Devices with Removable Storage" in This PC in File Explorer

Discus and support Restore "Devices with Removable Storage" in This PC in File Explorer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I was thinking: would it be possible to separate the "Devices and Drives" of W10 back to "Hard Disk Drives" and "Devices with Removable Storage" of W7?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Bersekz, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Bersekz Win User

    Restore "Devices with Removable Storage" in This PC in File Explorer


    I was thinking: would it be possible to separate the "Devices and Drives" of W10 back to "Hard Disk Drives" and "Devices with Removable Storage" of W7? Basically what I want to do is split the W10 dropdown so that there's one for HDDs/SSDs and one for (Virtual) Optical Drives/Flash Drives like it was in W7.


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    Currently, the only way I found to do this is by installing OldNewExplorer and selecting "classical drive grouping in This PC".

    :)
     
    Bersekz, Jul 11, 2020
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  2. Internal Storage devices being detected as removable devices

    Hi,

    I would suggest you to update your storage controller driver.

    Method 1: Update Storage Controller Driver

    Follow the steps.

    • Press Windows key + X key and click Device Manager.
    • Expand the Storage Controller.
    • Right-click on the Storage controller Driver
      and select Update Driver Software.
    • Wait for sometime and check if the issue persists.
    • Restart your system.
    Method 2: Uninstall and then reinstall Storage Controller driver from the Manufacturer's Website

    Follow the steps.

    • Press Windows key + X key and click Device Manager.
    • Expand the Storage Controller.
    • Right-click on the Storage controller Driver
      and select Uninstall.
    • Now, go to the Manufacturer's website and download the latest storage controller driver.
    • Once the download is complete, double-click and run the setup file to complete installation.
    • Restart your system.
    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have further related queries.

    Regards,
     
    Jesinta Rozario, Jul 11, 2020
    #2
  3. Remove Devices

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while removing the device from your Microsoft account as it keeps popping back after removing.



    It could be possible that the device was using OneDrive with the same Microsoft account and that might be the reason you are able to see the device listed under your profile. I would suggest you to remove the device from OneDrive
    and see if that helps.



    You can follow the steps to remove the device from OneDrive.



    1. Login to
      https://onedrive.live.com
      .
    2. Now on the left hand pane click on PC’s.
    3. Now click on the devices that are listed under PC’s and on the right hand side click on
      Remove PC.


    If the issue persists, please get back to us with the results of the troubleshooting steps to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Jul 11, 2020
    #3
  4. Restore "Devices with Removable Storage" in This PC in File Explorer

    Restoring the PC has removed most files for Windows 10 apps.

    Hello Sandra,



    Thank you for replying with the detailed description of the status.



    Please reply:


    • Did you perform System Restore on the PC?

    • Have you taken the back up of all your files and folders before restoring the PC?


    Windows has a built-in anti-virus software installed on your device called
    Windows Defender after you upgrade to Windows 10. Windows defender works just like other anti-viruses that are available in the market.



    Method 1: Since the files are located in Program files at
    C: drive you will not have control to delete the Kaspersky files as it is a system controlled files.



    I suggest you to download the Removal tool to uninstall Kaspersky files from the link below and check if the issue is resolved.

    Removal tool for Kaspersky applications (kavremover)



    Method 2: If the issue persists, I suggest you to perform Undo System Restore option by following the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.




    • Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select
      System option.

    • Select System protection from the left side panel of the window and click on
      System Restore.

    • Check Undo System Restore option and follow the on-screen instructions.

    • The PC will restart. Check if the changes are effective.


    Note: Take back up of all your data before performing
    Undo System Restore. Performing the above steps, PC will
    restart
    immediately for the effective changes to take place. After the PC is restarted and is at Desktop, click on
    Close and continue using the OS.



    Write back to us with the status of the issue for further assistance. Your reply is important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Jul 11, 2020
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