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Windows 7 64 bit Professional missing icons in Computer


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#1 charles1867

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

This seems to be new problem, computer is Dell XPS 8700 and has card reader on front panel.

Until recently Computer showed Hard Disk Drive OS C and DVD  RW Drive D. It also showed

each of the 4 card reader connections with Drive letters even with nothing plugged into them.

 

Now computer is only showing the Hard Drive C and the DVD Drive D, none of the card reader

connections are shown.  I found in control panel Folders view where can make check to show or

hide empty disk drives.  I have it unchecked for not to hide, tried check hide and unhide with

restart after each change and has no effect.

 

Am I looking in the wrong area to correct problem as when plug in like a digital cameria memory

card it comes up displayed and works ok.  When remove the memory card the drive disappears.

 

This may have occurred after Windows 7 repair disk was completed.  Can someone give me

some ideas on how to correct?

 

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:48 PM

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2670504

 

That's what he wanted to link.



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 11:35 PM

I guess its just not my day, both links go to Microsoft Support and advise page not available.

 

I will keep trying and thanks



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 11:49 PM

Ohh I see, I think it's just the way this site handles links https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2670504

 

This link SHOULD work



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:46 AM

See also https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2642357/en-us .

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:43 AM

In your initial post you describe the absence of drive letters for the card reader, not a missing icon.

 

Have you tried changing the drive letter for the card reader?

 

Type diskmgmt in the search box and press Enter.

 

When Disk Management opens right click on the card reader and click on Change drive letter.  Assign a drive letter, then click on OK.  This letter should stay until you either change it or remove it. 


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