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Windows 7: Desktop Icon appears for optical drive and usb drives

23 Dec 2010   #11
magicant

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates
 
 

Sorry I submited too fast and was trying to edit.

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23 Dec 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok. This may be where the problem is.

The {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} entry is for the Computer folder. Since it's set to display on your desktop with the 0 data value, this is may be why you would have them display on your desktop as well when plugged in.

Download and double click on the REG file attached below to merge it, then you may need to restart afterwards to apply. This will remove Computer from your desktop.

Afterwards, you can use this Computer shortcut on your desktop instead without getting the other drives.

Hope this helps.


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File Type: reg Remove_Computer.reg (380 Bytes, 13 views)
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23 Dec 2010   #13
magicant

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates
 
 

Are you referring to the COMPUTER icon on my desktop?

If so, instead of using your registry file, I went to personalize/change desktop icons and unchecked COMPUTER (I had originally checked this to place the computer icon on my desktop). I checked that registry entry and it is now a 1 instead of a 0.

Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem. The computer icon is no longer on my desktop but an icon still shows up when inserting a usb drive.
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23 Dec 2010   #14
magicant

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates
 
 

So this is not standard behavior for Windows 7?
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23 Dec 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I must admit that I'm stumped as to why they are showing up like that.

If it has not always done this, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to hopefully stop it.
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23 Dec 2010   #16
magicant

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates
 
 

I just built this computer so I've only had windows installed for a few days and it did it from the start.
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