Delete the duplicate drive letter entry in Windows 10 File Explorer



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Windows 10 users may notice that the same drive letter is listed twice when the file explorer is opened – once on this PC and once separately as a removable drive. Sometimes even hard disks appear twice. If you see duplicate discs in File Explorer, you can prevent Windows 10 from displaying the USB disc twice by following this tutorial.

Delete double letters from the Explorer drive



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If your drives appear twice in the Windows Explorer 10 navigation area, you can try these suggestions. Please note that the method includes changes in the registry editor. Serious problems can occur if you do not modify the registry correctly when using it. Create a system restore point before continuing.

In the Windows 10 taskbar search box, type regedit, then press Enter to enter the registry editor. You can also press Win+R to display the’Run’ dialog box, type’regedit’ and press Enter.

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the next path :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpaceDelegateFolders

Under DelegateFolder you will find the following key – {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68CBC83}.

Right-click the {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68CBC83} button and then click the Delete button to clear the button. When a confirmation dialog box appears, click the Yes button to delete the key.

Deleting the key must delete the additional USB drive entry in Windows File Explorer 10.

If you are using Windows 10 64 bits, do the same here :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpaceDelegateFolders

If you still notice the disk entry appears twice, simply log out of your account and log in or restart Windows Explorer. To do this, open the Task Manager, click More Details, locate the General tab, locate the entry in Windows Explorer, right-click the entry, and then click Restart.

Let us know if the method worked for you by writing in the comments below.



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