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Windows 7: Random Q about Empty Drive things

05 Nov 2010   #1
hqi1321

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hey guys,
So I'm looking at My Computer and there are these hidden removable drives/disks (lettered F through I) which are completely empty. So Far, I'm pretty sure it's because I have these card slots (SD, etc.) and the slots are showing up as removable disks even though nothing's plugged into them.

Is there any way to get rid of them? It's just really annoying when I have a USB drive plugged in since I have to go to My Computer to see what the right drive letter is.

Sooo nothing really important, it just really bugs me. Thanks in advance!

Cant you just rename them - SD reader - CF reader etc?


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05 Nov 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can choose the option to hide empty drives, but it sounds like you might have that set already. There's nothing else to do, unless you disconnect the card reader, and get an external one, that you plug in only when you need it.

I have an internal card reader that takes up four letters. I moved them to M,N,O,P so I wouldn't get them confused with my flash drives or any of my network drives.
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05 Nov 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hqi,

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to rename them.

Drive - Rename

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Nov 2010   #4
hqi1321

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Aw man. I guess I'll do what you guys suggested. Thanks for the fast replies!
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05 Nov 2010   #5
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hqi1321 View Post
Hey guys,
So I'm looking at My Computer and there are these hidden removable drives/disks (lettered F through I) which are completely empty. So Far, I'm pretty sure it's because I have these card slots (SD, etc.) and the slots are showing up as removable disks even though nothing's plugged into them.

Is there any way to get rid of them? It's just really annoying when I have a USB drive plugged in since I have to go to My Computer to see what the right drive letter is.

Sooo nothing really important, it just really bugs me. Thanks in advance!

Cant you just rename them - SD reader - CF reader etc?
Something strange going on here... that was my reply and now it seems to be part of the original post!!
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05 Nov 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I merged it to keep your consecutive posts together and keep your thread more tidy.
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