Windows 10: Drives missing from File Explorer's Navigation Pane Solved

  1.    22 Nov 2015 #1

    Drives missing from File Explorer's Navigation Pane


    Hello,
    As shown below there are 2 drives missing from the Navigation Pane (vertical bar on the left of the File Explorer).
    How do I show them up there?
    Thanks in advance.


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       22 Nov 2015 #2

    Expand the This PC menu?
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3

    It won't help since the "This PC" menu is at the same level as the 2 shown drives... this is what I get.

    I'd like to have all my drives shown there when I open File Explorer.

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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #4

    I tried removing all the drives and adding them back using the tutorial below (registry trick) but it is still not showing all the drives...

    Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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       22 Nov 2015 #5

    How about view>>Navigation Pane options?
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  6.    22 Nov 2015 #6

    I believe Windows is thinking the 2 shown drives are removable that's why they're showing up there.. I recently enabled AHCI in my BIOS
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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #7

    Yes I got the way I wanted with 2 registry tricks (hide removable drives from Navigation Panel, hide personal folders from "This PC")

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       22 Nov 2015 #8

    Could be. Is the Remove drives safely icon showing up in the system tray? On Win10 it only shows when removable drives are plugged in(at least it's supposed to work that way)
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  9.    22 Nov 2015 #9

    Yes since I enabled AHCI I'm getting the "Remove Drives Safely" icon in systray all the time.. had to hide it. thx
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