Lost My Computer in explorer

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    kibbsnk New Member

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    Can anyone help I've lost MY COMPUTER and the recycle bin icons in my explorer screens also my dvd is not there either but all is working and are showing in computer management and my network . Can use the dvd drive and write to it with nero. Just wondered why i can't see them anymore
     
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    thankyou for your reply , have tried your suggestion unfortunately it hasn't worked the computer folder is still empty
     
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    the computer folder is also missing from the start folder options , on the desktop icons the computer and recycle bin cannot be selected their boxes are not highlighted for you to tick the box to add icons to desktop
     
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    hi there have tried this thankyou but everything is as before no drives showing in computer folder
     
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    What about my suggestion for a malware scan?

    You could also try this 'system file checker'.. If you right click on command prompt and run as administrator, type

    sfc /scannow

    then hit enter. If it finds anything wrong it will attempt to fix it..

    Lastly, have you considered 'system restore'?
     
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    hi there I believe the HDD , DVD , Recycle Bin have been hidden in the settings somewhere , it is a complete mystery how this has happened have scanned for malware and done a system restore all has remained the same .
     
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    Problem resolved thankyou so much for your help . This is a brilliant forum .
     
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    Great! What was the solution?
     
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    Problem solved. After many hours of hair pulling I opened the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and changed the status of "Hide these drives" from "Not Configured" to "Disabled" and voila back came the drives in My Computer.

    I still have no idea what made them disappear in the first place.
     
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    Thats why I asked if you were running ultimate or not as you can't access that in home premium.. Glad it worked anyway.. :D
     

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