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Hard Drive Not Showing In Windows Explorer

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#1 wired_


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:40 PM

Hello, people, new Windows 7 user here and I already need some help. I've got three internal hard drives, and they're all formatted and partitioned. But my D:\ (which is physically the same drive as my C:\) won't show up in Windows Explorer. The drive is installed, formatted and has information written on it. I can go to Internet Explorer and type "D:\" in the address bar and it takes me right there, I can see it in Disk Management. It also gets written to as the only thing so far on that drive is Steam (a game downloading program) and it saves all my games with no problem.

But if I wanted to say, save an image to that drive, it doesn't show up in the "Save As" dialog box. So does anyone have any ideas? Formatting the drive isn't really an option as my OS is on it. Thanks for any help!

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#2 wired_

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

Damn, 67 views and nothing? That bites. Anyway, I found I can change the drive letter and it shows up. Which is very weird. It won't recognize a drive designated D:\.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:29 PM


Just my insight, but I've noticed that it's possible that Windows may be a pain with hard drive letters if there's previously been a removable drive or previous bit of hardware that used that letter, and Windows has reserved that letter for that particular device. Have you removed any hard drives or optical drives recently that used the letter D:?


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:48 AM

A: and B: floppy disks
C: is your Primary Hardrvie
D: is your CD default drive
E: is usually your USB

the computer is going thought the alphabet to assign drive letter

What do you see in your My computer. does it have 3 hard drives or 1 hard drive partition into 3 logical drive?

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