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stxboy

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Windows 7 - Explorer Not Showing External Drive - Help!
« on: 04-November-09, 00:16:54 »

Installed Windows 7 on my Wind U100 with out any hitches.  The only problem is that my external drive(s) is recognized and shown as functioning in Device Manager, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer.  Therefore I have no way to access the data contained therein.

Anyone else have this problem and hopefully a solution?
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Re: Windows 7 - Explorer Not Showing External Drive - Help!
« Reply #1 on: 04-November-09, 08:55:01 »

Right-click 'Computer' in Start menu, select Manage and then look under Storage > Disk Management, and ensure the external drive has a drive letter allocated to it.
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Re: Windows 7 - Explorer Not Showing External Drive - Help!
« Reply #2 on: 05-November-09, 09:26:50 »

Installed Windows 7 on my Wind U100 with out any hitches.  The only problem is that my external drive(s) is recognized and shown as functioning in Device Manager, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer.  Therefore I have no way to access the data contained therein.

Anyone else have this problem and hopefully a solution?

in windows 7 by default the drives that have no disk in them won't be shown unless they are something like DVD Drives.
the solution is by
Windows Explorer -> Folder And Search Option -> View -> Clear the tick beside "hide empty drives in the computer folder" -> Ok

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