Windows 10: DVD drive missing

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  1.    14 May 2016 #21

    dalchina said: View Post
    Suggest you have sthg more basic wrong then. I've just found doing that reinstates autoplay on DVD drives... which had disappeared. I had got it working with a tiny script to poll the drive. Now I don't need the script... fortuitous.
    That commands is for a atapi driver thou ....what if his is different? I am still waiting for him to answer my questions ....
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  2.    14 May 2016 #22

    Love for him to post a screenshot of his File Explorer ....showing what THIS PC shows ...
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  3.    14 May 2016 #23

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    So when you open your file explorer just where are you looking for your DVD drive ?? It only shows in one place....unless its in use.... I would love for you to post a screen shot of where you are looking.
    When I 1st open up my file explorer it only lists my hard drives ....no dvd drive shows, this is normal. (unless its IN USE) But if you move up to THIS PC at the very top your DVD drive should be listed.

    2nd way to check is to download the free program Speccy and install it, then look under the optical drives option, it should show your DVD drive listed. If it does ....your dvd drive is working as it should. Here is a link for Speccy to download.
    http://www.piriform.com/speccy
    Here you go (if this works). The last time I tried this I "pinned" the cd/dvd drive to Quick Access and you can see it now at the top but it's still not listed under This PC.

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  4.    14 May 2016 #24

    little2late0 said: View Post
    Here you go (if this works). The last time I tried this I "pinned" the cd/dvd drive to Quick Access and you can see it now at the top but it's still not listed under This PC.

    That's what I thought ....you are only showing the sub folders of Quick Access <----- Not showing the sub folders of This PC
    DVD drives and any hard drives do NOT show up under your Quick Access folder ....
    You need to click on your This PC folder ....and then take your screenshot of what displays in your This PC folder ...
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  5.    14 May 2016 #25

    Here is my screenshot of This PC
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  6.    14 May 2016 #26

    Well the outdoors is calling me ....have chores to do ....be back later ....Mike. :)
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  7.    14 May 2016 #27

    Mike, I right clicked on This PC and then selected "Open in new window" and there it was on the right along with all my other drives. Thanks a million!

    Jim
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  •    14 May 2016 #28

    little2late0 said: View Post
    Mike, I right clicked on This PC and then selected "Open in new window" and there it was on the right along with all my other drives. Thanks a million!

    Jim
    Your Welcome Jim ...I've been trying to tell you that for 2 days ...lol Glad you found it Jim!!!!!
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