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  1.    03 Feb 2018 #10

    Hi Brink,

    I've discovered that lately (probably due to the latest Windows 10 updates), the only way to get my DVD drive to appear in File Manager (This PC) is to go into 'View' and choose 'Show All Folders'.

    The problem is that this then reveals some other folders (Control Panel, Libraries, and User) that I would like to keep hidden. I've seen your tutorials for hiding/showing the various folders in File Manager, but if I hide them, then my DVD drive is hidden as well. Do you have a work around for this?

    Thanks a lot,

    Last edited by Florio; 03 Feb 2018 at 05:20.
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       03 Feb 2018 #11

    Hello Florio, :)

    Does the DVD drive stay hidden only when empty?

    Does it show when you have a disc in the DVD drive?
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  3.    03 Feb 2018 #12

    Yes, Brink. I just checked.

    If I untick 'Show all Folders' while there is a disc in the drive, then the drive remains visibile. Is that 'standard behaviour' now as far as DVD drives in Windows 10 are concerned? I remember that once upon a time, DVD drives were just not hidden.

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       03 Feb 2018 #13

    You might check using the tutorial below to see if unchecking Hide empty drives in Folder Options and clicking on OK may help.

    Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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