unwanted folder on desktop


smoothnobody

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this folder is constantly showing up on my desktop. plug in my phone, it's there. mount an ISO, it's there. it can't be deleted. the only thing that makes it go away is restarting the computer. anybody know how to prevent this folder from appearing on my desktop?


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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    ASUS VivoBook
is there any way to prevent it from coming back?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    CPU
    3800X
    Motherboard
    X570 aorus xtreme
    Memory
    16gb 3800 / CL14
    Graphics Card(s)
    3080 TI
    Hard Drives
    980 pro
    PSU
    1000w titanium
is there any way to prevent it from coming back?
Not really! There's a Reg Key that points to that Ghost Folder, that some have suggested to delete, but, it'll just get re-created next time you plug your phone in! It's been a quirk in the system for years! 🤷‍♂️
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
this folder is constantly showing up on my desktop
If it only appears when you plug in a phone or mount an iso then it isn't "constantly showing up". I think that what you are saying is that the folder remains after unplugging phone or unmounting an ISO and only disappears after the computer has been restarted. As @Edwin says it's a quirk.

The only thing I can think of to reduce your frustration is to try to reduce the number of times you plug phones in or mount ISOs. Maybe a future Windows update will stop it happening. Good luck.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    CPU
    3800X
    Motherboard
    X570 aorus xtreme
    Memory
    16gb 3800 / CL14
    Graphics Card(s)
    3080 TI
    Hard Drives
    980 pro
    PSU
    1000w titanium
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