FIX: Drives Displayed Twice in Navigation Pane of Windows 10 (Solved)

In this tutorial you "ll instructions to fix the following weird issue in Windows 10: Drives displayed twice in Navigation Pane. The duplicate appearance of drives in navigation pane, is a new feature Windows 10, that helps the user to easily explore the contents of the attached drive, without having to expand the "This PC" menu. But this feature becomes annoying, because if you use to keep the "This PC" menu open, the same drive is displayed twice in the navigation pane.

Drives Displayed Twice in Navigation Pane of Windows 10

If you see duplicate entries of your attached USB drives or of the fixed drives in Windows 10, then follow the instructions below to resolve the problem.

How to Remove the Duplicate Drive Letters in Windows 10 Explorer (Navigation Menu).

To prevent Windows 10, to display twice an attached or fixed drive, apply the following registry tweak:

1. Open Registry Editor. to do that:

1. Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
2. In the Search box, type regedit and press Enter to launch the Registry Editor.

open registry editor



2. Then navigate to this registry key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFolders

3. Then right click and delete the {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83} key.

remove duplicate drive entries windows 10 navigation pane


4. Then navigate to this key: *

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFolders

5. Delete the {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83} key.

6. Close Registry Editor.

* Note: If you cannot see the "WOW6432Node" key, then ignore the steps 4 & 5 above, because they only applies to 64bit versions of Windows 10.

TIP: If you change your decision in the future, just right click at 'DelegateFolders' at the above registry locations, select New -> Key, and recreate the deleted {F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83} key(s).

That’s all! Did it work for you?
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