Windows 10: hide empty drives

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  1.    10 Oct 2015 #1

    hide empty drives


    Hello, I usually work with hidden files enabled, and would like to hide empty drives, but it seems my Win 10 Single Language doesn't have this feature, is this normal?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello myuption,

    If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums


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  3.    10 Oct 2015 #3

    Exactly that, I don't have any option to hide empty drives. And I searched all the options. :/

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Oct 2015 #4

    For Spanish, it should show as "Ocultar unidades vacías".

    Check using OPTION THREE in the tutorial I posted above to see if you have the HideDrivesWithNoMedia DWORD to set it with instead.
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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #5

    Thanks Brink, but seems like something is not right, and yesterday I reinstalled Win 10.

    This is how it looks enabled and disabled, they simply fade a bit, but can't make them hide, maybe a driver is missing?

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       10 Oct 2015 #6

    myuption said: View Post
    Thanks Brink, but seems like something is not right, and yesterday I reinstalled Win 10.

    This is how it looks enabled and disabled, they simply fade a bit, but can't make them hide, maybe a driver is missing?

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    You could remove the drive letters in Disk Management but you must ensure you're not going to use those drives and also that the associated letters will not affect the environment path of any other drive.

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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Oct 2015 #7

    myuption,

    It looks like you have set Windows to show hidden files, folders, and drives. Using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below should hide them for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 7,914
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       11 Oct 2015 #8

    Brink's suggestion is the more secure way as you may be disabling card reader/sd card slots by removing drive letters.
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  9.    12 Oct 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    myuption,

    It looks like you have set Windows to show hidden files, folders, and drives. Using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below should hide them for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks, I'll give it a try, I do want to work with hidden folders, it's just those unused card readers that were not there before Win 10.

    Have a great week!
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  10.    29 Jul 2016 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    myuption,

    It looks like you have set Windows to show hidden files, folders, and drives. Using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below should hide them for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
    I used your reg file
    but it does not hide empty drives from card readers

    My usb hub has card reader slots which does not currently have any cards or drives in it

    how to hide these drives?

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