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Windows 7: No Drives Displayed in "Computer"

03 Jul 2009   #1
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 
No Drives Displayed in "Computer"

Hi all!

Just upgraded to Windows 7 today and have been totally loving it! Its so much faster than Vista.

I just have one major problem that has been bothering me. I dont know whether its a bug or just a noob mistake on my part but I am unable to see any drives whatsoever in the "computer" folder. I have tried disabling/enabling the "Show empty drives" thing but to no avail.

It would be great if someone could help me out with this issue.

ThankS!!!


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03 Jul 2009   #2
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Right click on Computer, then Manage, then Disk Management, then rightclick on a partition and you will find something like this: Add or Change drive letter. Use that for each partition you want to see in the computer folder.
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03 Jul 2009   #3
johngalt

 

I never had to do that Robert - let's ascertain that the view isn't simply set to something else first....

Vidurn - can you post a screen shot of what your explorer window looks like in My Computer?
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03 Jul 2009   #4
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Thanks!

Well, my partitions already have drive letters allocated to them.

I am posting a screenie below:

Have included my folder settings as well in the screen shot.

Thanks alot!!

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03 Jul 2009   #5
johngalt

 

can you post the real image as opposed to the thumbnail? and try loading it here directly instead of using a third party hosting site....s
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03 Jul 2009   #6
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Is it your optical drives that are not showing. I remember there was a bug with iTunes that caused this. Have you got iTunes installed?
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03 Jul 2009   #7
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

@John: Sure thing. This is what you mean right?

@Hedrush: Yes, as a matter of fact, I do have itunes installed. But its not just my optical drives that are not showing, none of my HDD partitions are visible. They are accessible when I directly enter c: etc into the address bar but nothing is seen in the "Computer" folder.

Thanks!


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03 Jul 2009   #8
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidurm View Post
@John: Sure thing. This is what you mean right?

@Hedrush: Yes, as a matter of fact, I do have itunes installed. But its not just my optical drives that are not showing, none of my HDD partitions are visible. They are accessible when I directly enter c: etc into the address bar but nothing is seen in the "Computer" folder.

Thanks!
Make a reg backup first.

Try this open reg edit and goto ......

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

Delete upperfilters and lowerfilters. I didnt have lowerfilters on my machine, but deleting the upperfilters worked a treat. It brought back my optical drives anyway.
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03 Jul 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Weird. I have to reboot - bbiab.
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03 Jul 2009   #10
johngalt

 

OK, so you do not see any drives in the Computer view - and you say this was an upgrade - from what?

Also, have you checked permissions to make sure they were not messed up during the upgrade?

I did a quick check on my system and I cannot hide them completely - so a list of some apps (iTunes may in fact be causing this) would also help....
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