Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Explorer not displaying "My Computer" or any Hard-Drives.

31 Aug 2015   #1
BenjaminPinter

Windows 7 Professionial 64-bit
 
 
Windows Explorer not displaying "My Computer" or any Hard-Drives.

Dell M6500

When you open Windows Explorer via. the Start Menu > My Computer the summoned instance attempts to "Load" the Tree view on the left. Does not display "My Computer" or any Drives.

If you then middle-click the icon on the start-bar, or open another instance of Windows Explorer while the first, failing one is open, everything loads fine.

Haven't crawled through the logs yet. Will take a look at them after lunch.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 Aug 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

In the Explorer shortcut does the Target line have this at the end:
{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

that is the CLSID for Favorites and is how I have mine set up.

For Computer change it to:
{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2015   #3
BenjaminPinter

Windows 7 Professionial 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
In the Explorer shortcut does the Target line have this at the end:
{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

that is the CLSID for Favorites and is how I have mine set up.

For Computer change it to:
{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}
Since I'm invoking explorer through the start menu, the 'target' field cannot be specified. I do not think that Explorer is behaving according to a set of user-defined instructions. Instead, it is failing somewhere.

The first instance of explorer will display "My Computer" underneath of favorites, but it fails to "see" any of the drives, they simply do not appear under the tree. Clicking on it causes the green bar at the top of explorer to move, but I'm fairly convinced that movement of that particular bar is more a measurement of time than progress...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 Aug 2015   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Easiest things to try first are
in an elevated command prompt run
sfc /scannow
3 times

Do virus and malware scans

If the HD seems to be clean of malware I would do a drive diagnostic.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Explorer not displaying "My Computer" or any Hard-Drives.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing "Computer" and "Network" icons in explorer navigation pane
Does anybody know how I can change these icons? I changed the default icon for the network one in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} but it didn't change. Appreciate any help, B
Customization
External USB2 drives "disappeared" from the computer explorer window
I have four external usb drives. All seem to have disappeared at the same time. I checked one of them on another computer and it's fine. There's no error \ in the device manager, except it said that the device on one port had failed. I disabled that but left it plugged in because I don't know...
Hardware & Devices
Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error
I have a big problem here, I have used my hard disk for 9month, Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way, My hard disk suddenly disfuntion, And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer. But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer. It can...
Hardware & Devices
"Computer" screen accesses hard drives slowly
The "computer" screen (the screen which displays all hard drives attached not the monitor) is having issues accessing my hard drives at a normal rate. I just recently re installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and all of sudden every hard drive attached has an issue with slow loading times. When I...
Hardware & Devices
Explorer right click lock ups and hard drives not always displaying
Hi, Since upgrading from windows XP to windows 7 I've experienced several issues: When browsing windows explorer it's quick to return the following error message http://i47.tinypic.com/34gt6p5.jpg Usually after closing the program it then creates further issues such as right click lock...
General Discussion
hard drive not displaying "my computer and disk manager"
I have 2 Sata drives installed on a Windows 7 32bit machine. Both were formatted during a clean install of Windows 7 unlimited. The primary hd is a 300gb WD and the other is a 500gb Seagate "IDE\DiskST3500418AS_CC34" is the hardware id on the second drive. I can see both in device manager but it...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App