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Windows 7: Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

07 Aug 2012   #1
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,

Russell


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07 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Aug 2012   #3
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Outstanding Shawn, as always to the rescue. Greatly appreciate the tip. Somehow I completely looked past that option when trying to figure it out on my own.
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07 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome.
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