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Windows 7: Drives appearing on my computer in windows 7

15 Sep 2009   #1
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 
Drives appearing on my computer in windows 7

As i know, windows doesnt show any drives unless memory cards are inserted in, and then only it appears in my computer. Iv started to notice that the drives letters randomly show up even though theres nothing inserted inside. Does this happen for anyone else? Is there a fix for this?


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15 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

JH

There is a checkbox for hide empty drives. I just cant remember whrere. Im going to have to look for it

K
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15 Sep 2009   #3
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 

Just to let you know its the drive icons that appear when nothings inserted inside the memory slots. Bit weird
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15 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
JH

There is a checkbox for hide empty drives. I just cant remember whrere. Im going to have to look for it

K
Ken - Don't forget your ALT key in Explorer. Tools, Folder Options, View.

Don't think it is the issue though.
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16 Sep 2009   #5
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 

anything on this?
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16 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

As i know, windows doesnt show any drives unless memory cards are inserted in, and then only it appears in my computer.

Where are they not appearing?

Iv started to notice that the drives letters randomly show up even though theres nothing inserted inside.

Don't forget your ALT key in Explorer. Tools, Folder Options, View.

Did you do this?
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16 Sep 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Duh. I knew that. Just didnt remember it thanks A
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16 Sep 2009   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Ken - Don't forget your ALT key in Explorer. Tools, Folder Options, View.

Don't think it is the issue though.
Organize > "Folder and search options" does the same...
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16 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Chuckle. Start (search), Control Panel, Folder Options does the same thing.
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23 Nov 2009   #10
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 

I think this is a serious bug in windows 7. Windows 7 is only ment to show the drive letters when something, either a memory card or a flash stick has been inserted in. But upon browinsg my computer without anything being inserted in, it shows all the drives

The only temporary soloution iv found to this is either a restart or uninstalling the drivers from disk manager and rescanning so windows reinstalls them which makes the memory card drives dissappear from my computer.

A screenshot to explain what I mean:

My Computer showing memory card drives that are not physically inserted in but still show up as being inserted!?


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