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Windows 7: Peripheral Drives Invisible

07 Feb 2014   #1
sproggs

Windows7 64bit with Virtual Windows xp
 
 
Peripheral Drives Invisible

Drive letters D, E, F, G, are working but not visible. (camera related)
H, I, J and K are USB 2.0 and are working but invisible as well.
Each shows up on MY COMPUTER when a device is plugged in.

On MY COMPUTER C and D are visible and C is working fine. D questionable---it would not format a blank CD, although it will recognise program (boot) cd's.

I recollect that this happened once before and that there is a way to get the icons to appear again.

I suspect that I may have caused this with a Disk Cleaner program.

There are no Restore points prior to this. They were wiped out.

I have Windows Virtual XP 32bit as well. I am able to access the Virtual partition and send e-mail but other than "C" and "D" drives, the other 8 drives are missing and do NOT recognise plugged in devices.

Of course if Windows7 is fixed maybe they might work again.

Brian.


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08 Feb 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 has a setting that hides drives that contain no media, (nothing inserted).
See this tutorial

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder
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10 Feb 2014   #3
sproggs

Windows7 64bit with Virtual Windows xp
 
 
Thank you

Your tip solved part of my problem, thank you.
Clearly I had checked ( or unchecked) the item in error.
So E, F. G and H are now visible. USB drives only show when media inserted.
My problems with Virtual XP mode could not be fixed.
I deleted and re-installed this program.
Everything good now.
Brian.
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10 Feb 2014   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.

I'm glad it worked out.
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