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Windows 7: Hide empty drives in the Computer folder

29 Oct 2009   #11
AGlobalThreatsK

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

That could have been it for me, I always disable that service on my computers.


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18 Nov 2009   #12
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

Solution:

If the folder option "Show All Folders" (General Tab) is ticked, it will display empty drives regardless of the other setting.

I think this is a bug myself.

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18 Nov 2009   #13
Qdos

 

My cardreader annoyed me under XP in this fashion. It's well worth modding the USB cable to include a switch, in my case I managed to incorporate the switch within the fascia of the cardreader - all I do is turn it on whenever I use it, avoids all the clutter in 'my computer...'

You need to switch the USB power supply cable, nothing else...
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06 Dec 2009   #14
ingredients1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I was finding a solution to this problem on yahoo.com and chanced upon this thread. I decided to poke around in "Folder Options" a little after that and found something that I did not notice before.

The option to show/hide hidden files and folders ALSO shows/hides hidden drives in Windows 7. Therefore, if you wish to hide empty drives, you have to make sure that "Don't show hidden files, folders or drives" is checked AND "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder" is checked. I do not know of a way to only show hidden files and folders while hiding hidden drives though...

Hope this helps.
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25 Jul 2010   #15
c627627

 
 

How about:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/15...de-unhide.html

or

TweakUI > My Computer > Drives > UNCHECK drives you wish to temporarily hide.
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