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Windows 7: clean install what to know beforehand

21 May 2015   #21
gregrocker

 

This is not uncommon, so I would not worry about it. You can always remove the Drive letter in Disk Mgmt. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums


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21 May 2015   #22
avismile10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is not uncommon, so I would not worry about it. You can always remove the Drive letter in Disk Mgmt. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
if i remove the drive letter then when i plug in a card i won't see it until i assign a drive letter what i don't wan't i wan't windows should do it automatically as it was until the fresh install
thanks
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21 May 2015   #23
DavidE

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See if checking Hide empty drives in the Computer folder does want you want.
The setting is in Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options

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21 May 2015   #24
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
See if checking Hide empty drives in the Computer folder does want you want.
The setting is in Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options

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is and was on but doesn't help as i set to see hidden folders
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21 May 2015   #25
gregrocker

 

Then that is likely the problem, that you have Hidden folders shown. This is not a recommended setting.
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21 May 2015   #26
DavidE

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I played with this a bit and found

When I log in with my Standard account, I don't see empty drives.
When I log in with my Admin account, I do see empty drives.

EDIT:
In Tools / Folder Options uncheck Show all folders and see if that helps.
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21 May 2015   #27
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
In Tools / Folder Options uncheck Show all folders and see if that helps.
where do i have tools? w7
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21 May 2015   #28
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Windows Explorer, Tools is in the menu bar.
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25 May 2015   #29
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Windows Explorer, Tools is in the menu bar.
thanks

i don't want to do that i want to see all hidden files i want that windows should not assign a drive letter as long there is no card in the slot (why doesn't windows assign drive letters as well for all the sata slots )
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25 May 2015   #30
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

When i uncheck Show all folders i can still see hidden files.
I don't see my empty DVD drive listed in the Navigation pane.
If I insert a disc, it gets displayed in the Navigation pane.
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