What is the Removable Storage Devices folder? Can the Removable Storage Devices folder on desktop be deleted? How to delete it? This post from MiniTool will show you what it is and how to delete it.

What Is the Removable Storage Devices Folder?

Some users reported that they have noticed the Removable Storage Devices folder suddenly occurred on their desktop and they do not know what to do with it. Then what is the Removable Storage Devices folder?

The Removable Storage Devices folder on desktop is commonly caused by incorrectly configured system settings or irregular entries in the Windows Registry. The Removable Storage Devices folder desktop is the error that contains details of the error, including why it occurred, which system component or application malfunctioned to cause the error along with some other information.

In general, the error Removable Storage Device folder can be caused by the incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in your Windows registry. It also may be caused by virus or malware attack, improper shutdown due to power failure or other factors, mistaken deletion of the system files or registry entries.

So, the most important thing is to delete the Removable Storage Devices folder. But, do you know how to do that? If not, keep on your reading and we will show you how to delete the Removable Storage Devices folder on startup.

How to Delete Removable Storage Devices Folder?

In this part, we will show you how to delete the Removable Storage Devices folder on desktop.

Way 1. Refresh the Desktop

First of all, to remove the Removable Storage Devices folder, you can choose to refresh the desktop. This way works for most users.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Right-click on the Desktop.
  2. Then choose Refresh.

This way will remove the temporary files. After that, you can check whether the Removable Storage Devices folder is removed.

Way 2. Run DISM Tool

As we have mentioned in the above part, the Removable Storage Devices folder may be caused by the improper Windows Registry. So, in order to remove the Removable Storage Device folder desktop, you can choose to run the DISM tool to detect and fix the Windows Registry errors.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Open Command Prompt and run it as administrator.
  2. Then type the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit Enter to continue.

type the command and hit Enter to continue

Then this process will take a while. Please wait patiently for the process to be finished. When it is finished, please check whether the Removable Storage Device folder is removed.

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Way 3. Run a Virus Scan

If there is virus attack on your computer, you may also come across the Removable Storage Device folder on desktop. In this situation, you can choose to run a virus scan.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and I key together to open Settings.
  2. In the pop-up window, choose Update & Security.
  3. Then choose Windows Defender.
  4. On the right panel, choose Open Windows Defender Security Center.
  5. Then select Virus & threat protection.
  6. Then choose Quick Scan to continue.

choose Quick Scan to continue

When it is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the Removable Storage Devices folder is removed.

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Final Words

To sum up, this post has introduced what the Removable Storage Devices folder is and how to fix the Remove Storage Devices folder on desktop. If you have any better idea to remove the Removable Storage Devices folder, you can share it in the comment zone.

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