Windows 10 System Storage not displaying drives.

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
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    Windows 10 System Storage not displaying drives.


    I honestly have no idea what that page is called, but when I want to change save locations, none of my drives show up. It worked before but now it just doesn't want to display anything sadly. Here are a few pictures of what I am talking about.

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    My drives wont show up in this section either...

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    The thing is though, they display properly in the "This PC" Section so I know they are plugged in correctly.

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    Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you! :)
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    bump... Can someone please fix this?
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  3. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
       #3

    When modern methods fail, we turn back to good old ways... Open your user folder (the one showing Documents, Music, Pictures etc). Right-click on the folder you want to relocate and select Properties. Then go to the Location tab. Here you can change it from C:\users\username\... to another folder. I'm not sure if you can create a new folder from the wizard, but you could create it beforehand. Once you relocate the folder, the default save location for the respective files will be the new location. Your old data are not automatically copied. If you need them at the new location, just move them there. I have done it for a friend who had a small SSD. I freed space by relocating all user folders to a second larger disk. To only disadvantage is that you cannot upgrade Windows to a newer version unless you restore the folders to their original place (not necessary to also copy the data). You can even relocate the default Programs Files folder, but this risks having problems with already installed applications so I don't recommend it.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    spapakons said:
    When modern methods fail, we turn back to good old ways... Open your user folder (the one showing Documents, Music, Pictures etc). Right-click on the folder you want to relocate and select Properties. Then go to the Location tab. Here you can change it from C:\users\username\... to another folder. I'm not sure if you can create a new folder from the wizard, but you could create it beforehand. Once you relocate the folder, the default save location for the respective files will be the new location. Your old data are not automatically copied. If you need them at the new location, just move them there. I have done it for a friend who had a small SSD. I freed space by relocating all user folders to a second larger disk. To only disadvantage is that you cannot upgrade Windows to a newer version unless you restore the folders to their original place (not necessary to also copy the data). You can even relocate the default Programs Files folder, but this risks having problems with already installed applications so I don't recommend it.
    I have already relocated those folders. I just wanted to know why the drives aren't showing up int he utility. Thank you though for the suggestion :)
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Bump again.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    I'm having the exact same issue. Windows Explorer recognizes all of my harddrives; however, within Settings > System > Apps & features and Storage, one of my drives doesn't show up.

    Coincidentally, the same drive is listed as having 100% free space when I know for a fact it isn't.

    Anyone know a solution to either of these problems?
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  7. Posts : 2
    windows 7 & 10
       #7

    Hi, My External HardDrive was not being seen through my USB 3.0 port when moving from Windows 7 to 10.
    It turned out that the Generic Driver for the USB 3.0 card Was Not Working.

    "HTTP;//WWW.VIA-LABS.COM/PRODUCT_SHOW.PHP?ID=51" (REMOVE QUOTE AND SHIFT
    TO lower case...)

    Is The Manufacturer's Drivers for windows 7, 8, & 8.1. They also work on windows 10.
    Downloading, UnZipping with File Explorer in windows 10, then running the installation package
    installs the Manufacturer's drivers, and the device's in the USB 3.0 port are now seen and work
    at USB 3.0 speed.
    Ho Ho Ho
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #8

    Same problem


    I have the same problem. ie Windows 10 System Storage not displaying drives and no options to change Save locations. The thing is it did work once after upgrading to Windows 10 and since then is blank as displayed in the opening thread above.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       #9

    Same thing. I tried relocating the folders, initializing the folders, and enabling system protection. Maybe the problem is related to the existence of a solid state drive?
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  10. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
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    Orion73 said:
    Same thing. I tried relocating the folders, initializing the folders, and enabling system protection. Maybe the problem is related to the existence of a solid state drive?
    Cannot tell for sure, I don't own an SSD yet, but it sounds rather weird. Also I don't have USB 3.0 ports in my system, but I can guess the generic drivers don't work there, you have to install latest manufacturer's drivers. If unsure, use Aida64 to identify them. You can also use automatic driver solutions such as Snappy Driver or Driver Pack, although I use them as a last resort. I prefer to always manually identifying my drivers and install them to make sure I install the latest official driver and not just any available driver can make the device work.
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