USB Flash Drive on Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by borate, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. borate

    borate Senior Member

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    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.
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    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.
     
  3. borate

    borate Senior Member

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    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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