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  1.    11 Jul 2017 #1
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    can't see one of my drives after clean install of Win 10


    All,

    I had to do a clean install of Windows 10. Everything is fine except now I can't see one of my hard drives. I pull up File Explorer and drives C, D are there but no E. Is there a way I can fix this?? Before doing this I had 3 hard drives installed (C [main], D, E]



    Craig
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  2.    11 Jul 2017 #2
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    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, could you please post a screenshot of Disk Management (or preferably Minitool Partition Wizard or similar if you have that)?

    e.g.
    Windows key + X, click Disk Management
    To post a screenshot please use the insert image icon to the left of the video icon above your post

    Check your missing disk has a drive letter allocated. If not, try assigning one.
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  3.    11 Jul 2017 #3
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    disk mgmt screenshot


    Here you go

    I attached the screenshot to a Word doc.
    can't see one of my drives after clean install of Win 10 Attached Files
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  4.    11 Jul 2017 #4
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    A lot of people here won't blindly open a word document. If you use the snipping tool you can then upload the image right into your post.
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  5.    11 Jul 2017 #5
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    Like this please- make sure text in all columns is visible.
    Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    11 Jul 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A lot of people here won't blindly open a word document.
    I'll open anything

    Here is their picture:

    Click image for larger version. 

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  7.    11 Jul 2017 #7
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    Odd - CDFS
    What is CDFS? What Opens a CDFS? File Format List from WhatIs.com

    How did you expect the disk to be formatted?
    And the size is even stranger...
    What were you expecting to see?
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  8.    11 Jul 2017 #8
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    Also looks like there are more drives to see in graphic, notice scroll bar on right (not that it would necessarily tell us anything that the text doesn't).
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  9.    11 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Odd - CDFS
    What is CDFS? What Opens a CDFS? File Format List from WhatIs.com

    How did you expect the disk to be formatted?
    And the size is even stranger...
    What were you expecting to see?
    CDFS is Compact Disk File System, its his optical drive. Its showing because it has a CD in it.
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  10.    11 Jul 2017 #10
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    I would say the issue is the one marked as Dynamic. It doesn't have a drive letter and thus won't show up in File explorer. Do you need the files on it? If not repartition and reformate it as a regular volume.
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