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Empty Drives in Explorer

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Empty Drives in Explorer


    I see a setting to Hide Empty Drives in the Explorer Navigation Pane.

    Is there a way to hide empty drives in the right pane??

    James

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    If you mean the setting in the tutorial below, then it will hide an empty drive in This PC.

    Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    No.
    That hides the empty drives in the Navigation Pane.
    I'd like to hide them in the right pane. I'm not sure what the right pane is referred to as.

    Anyway, I found some nice file and folder apps from the store that are very configurable.
    Never realized these app were present.
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  4. #4


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    Odd. It should hide the drives in the main part of your "This PC" windows as well as in the navigation pane.

    Glad you found some apps that'll work though.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I can deal with it.
    But is it normal for the empty drives to show in the right pane even though I've hide them in the left pane?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to help make sure we're both thinking the same thing, but yeah empty removable drives shouldn't show on the right side in This PC either.
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  8. #8


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    I must admit that I'm not sure why they are still showing.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Just wondering, is this normal?

    Is this issue only on my computer?
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's not normal. When you have Windows set to hide empty drives, they should be hidden in both the navigation pane and main (right side) in the "This PC" window.
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