USB Flash Drive on Desktop


Senior Member
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.


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
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.


Senior Member
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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