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Month: December 2017

Removable disks vanishing from desktop when mounted

From: Curt Howland <Howland@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:54:55 -0500

I have "removable media" selected to show up as desktop icons, and for
the most part memory sticks do so. I've noticed that some external
drives don't, however. As soon a they're mounted, the icon vanishes
from the desktop.

If it happened with all of them, or none of them, I'd understand. What
doesn't make sense is that it's seemingly random. I have 1-TB USB
drives that vanish, and seemingly identical drives which remain

Am I just late for the party and this has been known forever?


The secret of happiness is freedom,
and the secret of freedom is courage.
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