Question Did MS hide Drive/Hardware access from File Explorer?

sandorski

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No matter what I try, I can't find "My Computer" or any way to access my Hard drives using File Explorer.
 

VirtualLarry

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New virus out? Anyways, should be under "This PC".

There used to be an MS PowerTool out in the Win2K/XP days, that would let you "enable/disable" all of the various drive letters in File Explorer.

Check Disk Management, see if there's a drive letter associated with your OS filesystem volume.
 
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UsandThem

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Yeah, something's not right if you can't see your drives or files in file explorer.

I'd scan for viruses and maybe a health scan (CrystalDiskInfo or hard drive manufacturer utility) of your OS drive to make sure it's not beginning to die and causing weird errors/issues.
 

crashtech

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MS calls it "This PC" now, but it shouldn't be hard to access local drives if everything is in order.
 

C1

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Yes, MS did hide the drive letters.

Been a long time since I set up Win10, but from what I remember:

- You can rename "My PC" to "My Computer" (at least that's what shows on my Win10; try right clicking the icon & renaming)

Anyways, do this:

Open "My Computer" (or in your case "This PC")
- Select VIEW (at top)
- On the right most side select "OPTIONS"
- Select "VIEW" tab
- Look for check box "Show Drive Letters"


Good Luck
 
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