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Constant Documents Adding and Subtracting from Windows Explorer Navigation Pane!

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#1 GameGuru


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:24 AM

For some reason in Windows 10 (clean install, not upgrade) whenever I open Windows Explorer or a Save or Open box in a program between DESKTOP and DOWNLOADS under the heading THIS PC I get tons of "Documents" expanding and contracting, over and over.  I can sit there and watch it and more are adding and then subtracted, over and over.  I have no idea what is causing this.  I click on one of the "Documents: and it takes me into the DOCUMENTS folder but nothing is being added or subtracted that I see.  I have five folders and five files in there, and that is it.  Attached is a screen shot of what I mean.  What is causing this?



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:29 AM

Something is definitely out of whack.  You may have to backup all your stuff and do a reset.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:50 AM

I agree w/Agouti.

I suggest these steps (in this order):

- System Restore to a point before this started to happen

- DISM/SFC (see quote box below)

- RESET using the Keep My Files option

- backup your data and do a RESET using the Remove Everything option



DISM/SFC steps:


Then please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt).  Press Enter after each one:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

FYI - I have repaired systems using the last command even though problems weren't found with the first 2 - so I suggest running them all.

From this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824869.aspx

You can also run sfc.exe /scannow from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt to check for further corruption.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:54 AM

Hi GameGuru,


You could try the following: http://www.askvg.com/fix-drives-appearing-twice-in-navigation-pane-of-windows-10-explorer-this-pc/


This removes the registry key that manages the "Removable Drive" icons under "This PC" in the navigation bar.

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