Windows 10 Drives missing from “This PC”, yet they are Online and have a letter assigned

Deses

Active Member
Hello!

I'm facing this issue where the drives don't appear in This PC under the Windows Explorer or a Search folder prompt.

All my drives are online, have a letter assigned and are fully accesible by manually typing the path (E:\something) or by apps (Steam can play games stored in my F:\ drive).



The only drive showing is a network attached SBC.

Does anyone know how to fix this strange issue? Thank you.
 

Neemobeer

Cyber Security Engineer
Staff member
Have you tried removing and re-adding the drive letters? You can do that in disk manager or diskpart.
 

Deses

Active Member
Have you tried removing and re-adding the drive letters? You can do that in disk manager or diskpart.

Yes, if I change the letter to another one, it is shown again (for example, letter H to Y), but if I change the letter back to the previous one, it disapears again.
 

Deses

Active Member
Hi! Thank you for your help so far. I'm using W10 Pro x64.

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Neemobeer

Cyber Security Engineer
Staff member
Try looking at these two keys. If either one has a property named NoDrives with anything other than 0 change it to 0 and reboot

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
 

Deses

Active Member
Try looking at these two keys. If either one has a property named NoDrives with anything other than 0 change it to 0 and reboot


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer doesn't have that value and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer had a decimal value of 58720511.

I've set the second value to 0 and I'll reboot now. I'll let you know shortly! Here I am, and it worked!
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Thank you very much for your help! :D
 
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