USB Flash Drive on Desktop

borate

Senior Member
#1
Why does W10 File Explorer list a USB 3.0 flash drive on the Desktop?
No other USB device or standard drive is there.

Win 7 didn't include the stick on the Desktop. Don't recall seeing it there in 8/8.1 either.
This flash drive appeared in those systems only under the usual MY COMPUTER (This PC) listings.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
It's probably just a shortcut to the drive. It will only be visible when you plug it in. Just delete the shortcut if you don't want it.
 


borate

Senior Member
#3
Agreed. But there's no option to delete it (right-click menu) either under Desktop or the This PC trees.
Interesting that the same drive, on the same machine, did not display in those places under previous Windows O/S.
 


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