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Windows 7: Windows Explorer problem, whenever an ext HDD contains Windows folders

15 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64

Since you never used Vista, I never did either (except I was a Beta tester for about 3 days). You are new to 7, and more then likely like me, used XP for the better part of 9 years you might be interested in a add on program called Classic Shell.
It can make 7 act like XP as far as start menu, desktop settings and the like. It even has Win Explorer extensions.

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15 Apr 2011   #12

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

Hmm, thinking out loud here...

Plug in the external drive and open Disk Management, then open Change Drive Letter and Paths...

Change the drive letter and see if that helps.

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15 Apr 2011   #13

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

How are you navigating to user's folders on the external drives? What are the exact folders you click at every step to get there?
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15 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64

Well I'm and have connected a XP drive to my system by USB.

I certainly don't see the behavior you are seeing. This XP drive has all the same software on it as my 7 SSD (I use it in the same PC) and when I click on a folder I get the contents of that folder not the same named folder on my internal 7 drive.

I really think this is a indexing problem. In that it can take some time for the indexing to complete and during that time the system is busy so it go to a local folder that is already indexed.

I'm going to switch out to another 7 drive, my backup that has the same image on it as my SSD.

Nope don't have your behavior at all.

Are you using Windows Explorer or Computer?
I know they are basically the same, and IMHO they are the same but someone pointed out they are slightly different (I don't really thing so other then the View settings).
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