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multiple C-drive entries in my navigatioon pane

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    multiple C-drive entries in my navigatioon pane


    I recently connected a SATA HDD to my computer to retrieve files from another computer (mother board died). Now I have multiple entries on my navigation pane for My Computer and C Drive. I have attached a screenshot of my Nav Pane: Click on Prints Phil, This PC and S3A7083D005(C) all get a list of the same (desktop, favorites, documents etc). C Drive got itself renamed to a string of numbers and This PC did not exist before either. My computer's name was Sneezyphil.
    I upgraded from win8 to Win8.1 two days before I plugged in the SATA HDD so there was no previous restore point unless I reinstall Win 8.1 - but looking at your threads on that issue, might multiply my problems.
    Is there a way to re-manage my Navigation pane?
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hey sneezyphil,

    Can we see a screenshot of your Disk Management view like so:

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    And if it changes when the other drive is unplugged (or plugged in), can you show that view as well?
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    Took a while to find how to do that on Win 8.1.

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    oops, disregard that last one - I plugged in the HDD but not the power pack into the HDD.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    So, it looks like the naming was just added to the C drive during the mixup. So, if you are not having any other issues, just remove the name and leave just the C designation like so:

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    Please understand that the above recommendation is based on the fact that there is nothing else obviously wrong. Good luck.
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    Yep, thanks, I think. I thought there was more to it than that. I will run it for a while, could be that I'm still getting a handle on Win 8 stuff.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hey sneezyphil,

    I think you are go to go now.

    Glad I could help a bit and thank you for that acknowledgement as well.

    Cheers,

    my2cents
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