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Duplicate USB drive names

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#1 athegn


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:28 PM

I have two HP pc running Windows 10 Home Premium.


One has this problem:-




the other does not.


Has any body here experienced this and does the "cure" work?


Asking before I "cure" my machine and a friends, who also has this problem.


Note duplicate drive is a MAXTOR S

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#2 Niweg


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

 When I get duplicate entries, I just click on one or the other, and it always works.  I know how to change things in the registry, but 99.9% of the time I avoid doing that because it can cause more problems than it fixes.  These duplicate listings may be a little strange, but I don't see why they are a problem.  They never have been for me since I started with Windows 10 in October 2014.  It is a little strange no doubt, but if everything's working in spite of that, I say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

#3 athegn

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:20 PM

So far they have not caused a problem, ok  so will probably live with aint broke don't fix it solution.

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