Weird Windows 10 PC

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  1. Posts : 565
    windows 7
       #1

    Weird Windows 10 PC


    I just activated a new PC with windows 10 on it.

    I downloaded Macrium Reflect, but I can NOT get to the download folder because I can NOT figure out how to see C-drive. This crazy. I have 3 other windows 10 PCs and never had this kinds of problems.

    I also have some programs on DVDs that I want to install. I can NOT see the DVD drive.

    Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks
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  2. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10
       #2

    Use explorer file manager often if you download with a browser it has an option to open container folder from the browser
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  3. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #3

    Can you find ANY file, folder, or drive?

    Can you find a search box of any type?
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  4. Posts : 565
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I am not sure what Explorer File Manager is but I know what File Explorer is.
    In File Explorer here is the list of folders:
    Desktop
    Downloads
    Documents
    Pictures
    Music
    Videos

    You should see C-drive and DVD drive here also but none show.
    Yes there are search boxes anywhere I open, doing a search for say "Cdrive" nothing comes up. Basically it says it can NOT find it.

    Without being able to see the drives, it is difficult to do much.

    Any help is appreciated.
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  5. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #5

    "Downloads" is a candidate for where Macrium might have landed, but the destination folder for downloads is typically a choice made in the browser's configuration. I have mine set to put all downloads in "D:\downloads", but yours is likely set to the default folder....so drill into that downloads folder and see where it leads.

    And root through your browser's menu to confirm the setting.

    Re searching:

    Given those 6 choices you list, I'd drill down into "Desktop" and see if that eventually will lead you to the C drive.

    Might also be useful for you to find and drill into C:\users\

    Look for subfolders under that.

    Some subfolders will NOT be shown unless you turn on "show hidden folders".
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  6. Posts : 565
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    IF big IF I could find C-drive it would be great.

    While this on my mind, I was working with Edge and a notice came up saying my Edge was NO longer valid and to download the new Edge. What did that mean?

    Thanks
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #7

    I know nothing whatsover about Edge.

    Keep looking for the C drive. That's far and away a greater priority than Edge.
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  8. Posts : 1,167
    win10 home
       #8

    Run ---sfc /scannow--- and---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth--- to fix any possible file corruption.
    Does Reliability History have any entries covering the problem?
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  9. Posts : 1,100
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #9

    huffman said:
    IF big IF I could find C-drive it would be great.

    While this on my mind, I was working with Edge and a notice came up saying my Edge was NO longer valid and to download the new Edge. What did that mean?

    Thanks
    Try this:

    1. Press the Windows key and r key together. This will bring up a Run dialog.
    2. In the dialog, type explorer c: then press the Return/Enter key. This should bring up 'Local Disk C:' in File Explorer.

    Alternatively, in Edge's address bar, just type C: and press the Return/Enter key.

    The message just means that you are still using the deprecated 'legacy' Edge browser. It is suggesting you install the new Edge... but this will be delivered to your device soon anyway (and will remove the 'legacy' Edge).

    Hope this helps...
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  10. Posts : 3,679
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #10

    In File Explorer, you should have a Left pane which is called the Navigation pane. Go to the toolbar to View/Navigation Pane. Make sure it is checked. Expand This PC (previously Computer in Windows 7)

    Edge has been upgraded to the new Chromium Edge, based on the Google Chrome Engine, Microsoft is fazing out the old Edge. You should upgrade.
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