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all ports on usb hub show as drive when whether a drive is connected or not

I just replaced a 4-port usb hub with a 5-port one but for some reason this one shows all 5 ports as drives in Windows Explorer even when no drive is attached. My previous one only showed the port if a drive was available in the port. Is there any setting to prevent unused ports from appearing? It makes it difficult to tell which port has the drive attached.
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BobArnett
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
Can you check this

windows key + e

Hit the Alt key
Go to Tools -----> Folder Options.... ----> View Tab

Make sure "Hide Empty Drives in the Computer folder" is checked




http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/6969-drives-hide-show-empty-drives-computer-folder.html
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BobArnettAuthor Commented:
That would seem like just what I was looking for but unfortunately after checking that option and rebooting, My Computer still lists all the empty ports as drives. Any other ideas?
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BobArnettAuthor Commented:
I didn't notice the link at first but then when I went there, they also suggested clicking the option "Don't show hidden files, folders or drives." Doing that, they disappeared. Thanks for the help.
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
No Problem

@(^_^)@
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