Windows 10: Internal Hard Drive not showing up in explorer shows up in Disk Mgmt Solved

  1.    02 Jun 2017 #1

    Internal Hard Drive not showing up in explorer shows up in Disk Mgmt


    Hello!

    My disk was full of useless junk, so I decided to format it. It worked fine until earlier today, where when I booted up my pc, it vanished from explorer. "Odd", I thought. So I went to Disk Mgmt and formatted it again. It shows up as a healthy partition in Disk Mgmt but nothing comes up in Explorer. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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  2.    02 Jun 2017 #2

    It would love to have a drive letter allocated - then hopefully you will see it in explorer. Presently it's a bit lost and lonely...
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       02 Jun 2017 #3

    TeenTechie said: View Post
    Hello!

    My disk was full of useless junk, so I decided to format it. It worked fine until earlier today, where when I booted up my pc, it vanished from explorer. "Odd", I thought. So I went to Disk Mgmt and formatted it again. It shows up as a healthy partition in Disk Mgmt but nothing comes up in Explorer. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
    If you use Disk Management to format it, don't accidentally have this option bullet-ed, make sure it is in fact going to assign a drive letter. Probably not your issue, but thought I'd bring it up as a possible.

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  4.    02 Jun 2017 #4

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    If you use Disk Management to format it, don't accidentally have this option bullet-ed, make sure it is in fact going to assign a drive letter. Probably not your issue, but thought I'd bring it up as a possible.
    You were right! Thank you so much.
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       02 Jun 2017 #5

    TeenTechie said: View Post
    You were right! Thank you so much.
    Glad it was so simple! Reboot and make sure it's still there. Just a sanity check......
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  6.    02 Jun 2017 #6

    TeenTechie said: View Post
    You were right! Thank you so much.
    Yeah, looking at the image you provided, there's not a drive letter assigned, thus the reason you can't see it in explorer.

    That said, you can manually assign one by right clicking the disk (blue sections) in Disk Manager, and selecting "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and then choose a drive letter...

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