How to fix duplicate disk in Windows Explorer sidebar?

This is the connected device display bug” in Windows 10. If this bothers you and you want the navigation bar to look more beautiful when you keep opening this PC menu, there is a way to fix this monitoring. To do this, you need to make some minor changes to the Windows Registry Editor.

Standard Warning: The Windows Registry Editor is a powerful administrative tool for your operating system. Misuse can lead to errors, destabilize your system, and sometimes disable it completely. All the instructions below are very simple. As long as you stick to them completely, you should have no worries. However, if you’ve never used the OS Registry Editor before, be careful. In such cases, we recommend backing up the registry and all important data (files and directories) for you before making any changes. So let’s get started.

How to fix duplicates in this PC folder


  1. First, we need to open the Windows Registry Editor with administrator rights. To do this, right-click on the “Start” button on the desktop (or press the key combination “Win + X” on the keyboard) and select “Command Line (admin)” in the menu entry Opens.

2. Or you can use the search in the “Taskbar” or in the “Start” menu. To do this, click on the search icon and enter the word “cmd” in the line. In the search results that appear, right-click the classic command prompt and select “Run as administrator” from the menu that appears.

3. Now enter the expression “Regedit” (for Windows Registry Editor) in the command line and press ftv “Ok” to start the program as administrator.

4. In Registry Editor, use the location bar to go to this location:

  • Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Desktop \ NameSpace \ DelegateFolders \ {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}

5. Then folder name (on key) right F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83 Right click and select “Delete”.

6. The duplicate data carrier’s icon should now disappear in the right pane of Windows Explorer.



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