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Windows 7: New User Account - No DVD Drives Visible

10 Jul 2011   #1

Winos 7 32-bit
New User Account - No DVD Drives Visible

This is my first post - I just installed Win 7 with 1 Sata 3, 2 Sata 2 HDs, 2 IDE DVDs (one RW). Bios set to ACHI.

I can see all the drives in my account - administrator. When I set up accounts for the family - the IDE DVD drives do not show up under Computer. I tried changing the accounts to administrator but that didn't work.

Any thoughts? Everything works in my main account...


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10 Jul 2011   #2

Winos 7 32-bit

I found that my settings as administrator were not propagated through to all the new users. I had to go into each account and under folder options view; 1) Select Show hidden files, folders or drives, 2) uncheck Hide empty drives in the computer folder then 3) in the general, navigation pane select Show all folders.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

All drives are visible now.
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