Duplicate Drives in Windows 10 File Explorer

In File Explorer within Windows 10, your local drives twice in the Navigation Pane. Once under Desktop, and once Under This PC


You can fix this by removing the following keys from the Windows Registry:


As a result, the drives under Desktop are removed …


If you removed this registry key, but it it re-appeared, then Windows Update KB3097617 is probably to blame. This update restores some default Registry Keys for Windows Explorer. Just run the steps again, and you should be fine.

Author: Musaul Karim

Software Engineer, Hobbyist Photographer, and a bit of a gadget geek.

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