Windows 10: Secondary drive folders in root are showing on desktop

Discus and support Secondary drive folders in root are showing on desktop in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm having an issue where folders stored at the root of my secondary drive (W: in my case) are displaying on the desktop. For example, if I have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ZacharyBurnham, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Secondary drive folders in root are showing on desktop


    I'm having an issue where folders stored at the root of my secondary drive (W: in my case) are displaying on the desktop. For example, if I have a directory called W:\foo, a folder named 'foo' will show up on my desktop. The Properties window shows the location correctly (W:\), but I don't understand why it's showing up on the desktop as well. Is there a fix for this?

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    ZacharyBurnham, Jun 9, 2019
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  2. gypsycomp Win User

    showing the total of folders/files in drive root


    Properties are shown differently for folders and roots.
    Root properties only shows used and free space.
    Folder properties shows Size, Size on Disk, number of files/folders.
    Questions:
    1 - How can I discover on the root drive the total of folders and files on drive?
    2 - Better, how could I list the number of files within each folder?
    3 - Even better, how could I list the total of subfolders and files at each level within the tree branches?
     
    gypsycomp, Jun 9, 2019
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  3. cereberus Win User
    Deleting the WindowsApps folder on secondary drive?


    There are two tools essential tools that everyone one should always have - Macrium Reflect Free and a dishwasher. *Smile.
     
    cereberus, Jun 9, 2019
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  4. jkteddy77 Win User

    Secondary drive folders in root are showing on desktop

    Deleting the WindowsApps folder on secondary drive?


    Hmm, which is faster. I attempted a Live Linux Drive already but it was very slow and would not boot, not to mention I don't know a thing about using linux.

    Would option 2 be easier? I looked at Macrium, but the install steps themselves are confusing me, and I fear not knowing how to navigate it once I boot to it.

    EDIT: I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media.
    Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
    I then booted to it, "browsed my files for an image", but for real, navigate to the WindowsApps folder on your secondary drive, and delete it. It doesn't disappear instantly, but when you exit the drive, and log back into windows, the folder will be gone.

    Thanks for the suggestion cereberus!
     
    jkteddy77, Jun 9, 2019
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