Windows 10: File Explorer

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  1.    27 Mar 2016 #1

    File Explorer


    I have an issue relating to File Explorer. I have 3 internal HDDs, namely C, D and E drives. They all appear correctly under 'ThisPC', however the E drive doesn't show outside of this, as the C and D drives do (see various images). Is there a way to have the E drive displayed when 'ThisPC' is collapsed? In all other respects there are no issues with accessing any drives.

    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Ver. 1511
    Build. 10586.164
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DiskMgmt.jpg   FE1.jpg   FE2.jpg  
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  2.    27 Mar 2016 #2

    I'm not sure but I think its that system reserved partition. Did you do a clean install with all the drives plugged in? Its always best to unplug secondary drives to avoid situations like this.
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  3.    27 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply swarfega. They are all internal HDDs and were connected when I did a clean install the other day. I'm still loading programs, which is why the drives are not far from empty. I assigned the reserved partition a drive letter, but it only showed up under 'ThisPC' and didn't have any effect on the E drive. Subsequently removed the letter assignment.
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  4. Posts : 7,396
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       27 Mar 2016 #4

    Did you try to list it under Quick Access? just right click on it and select "Pin to Quick Access"
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  5.    27 Mar 2016 #5

    If its not too much hassle for you, I would be really tempted to redo it with the other drives unplugged. Format and remove all the partitions and do it again. Luckily Windows install is pretty quick these days.
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  6.    27 Mar 2016 #6

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Did you try to list it under Quick Access? just right click on it and select "Pin to Quick Access"
    AndreTen, I don't normally use Quick Access. In fact I will probably remove the entry when I have my system fully up and running. However, this doesn't explain why the E drive doesn't show along with the C and D.

    Thanks for the suggestion though.
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  7.    27 Mar 2016 #7

    swarfega said: View Post
    If its not too much hassle for you, I would be really tempted to redo it with the other drives unplugged. Format and remove all the partitions and do it again. Luckily Windows install is pretty quick these days.
    It's not too much hassle. I've already clean installed 3 times in about 8 days. Just means I can't get on with anything else whilst I'm doing so. I was quite happy until MS pushed out a couple of updates that caused grief and this cycle of re-installs began .

    Would moving the reserved partition to the end of the volume change things (if at all possible) ?
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  8.    27 Mar 2016 #8

    At least you have a nice long weekend to do it

    The reserved partition is set up during Windows install. It will simply create another one.

    You can follow this guide here but remember to remove all the partitions and just select the unallocated one and click next. When you plug the other drives back in, you can use disk manage to remove all the partitions create a new one and then format it.

    Remember to back up any files you want to keep!
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       27 Mar 2016 #9

    What I saw from the Disk Management, You did not do a clean install, you probably did an in place upgrade. The 100MB System Reserved is normally used in Window 7. For a fresh install the Disk partition scheme should be as follows:
    1. 500 MB System Reserved partition
    2. C- Drive.

    Since you did not have to many apps installed, I would re-install Windows 10 as suggested above. It is better to have your Windows installed on the first sata port (Disk 0) so I suggest to open the case and connect the cable from disk 0 to disk 2 where you have C: drive. Disconnect the other cables for now and do the steps below:
    1. Boot up with Windows installation media
    2. On the first screen. Press SHIFT + F10 and type
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with Installation, select the unallocated partition then click Next (Do not create partition/format. Let Windows create the needed partitions.
    4. Once done, reconnect the other cables for drive D and E.
    5. Reboot, your Disk 0 should contain 500MB system reserved and C drive.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 27 Mar 2016 at 10:39.
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  10.    27 Mar 2016 #10

    Another thing I should mention is that your C: and E: drives are the wrong way round. You should swap the sata data cables around for those two drives.
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