Missing Drive Icons in WinXP...

By blakeredfield
Jun 13, 2005
  1. Hi All,

    I got a weird one for you guys. I am missing some drive icons. I can see the C:/ and D:/, F:/ drives that are my two CD/DVD drives, but all other icons dont pop up.

    For example, when I insert a Flash drive, the drive is accepted, but it doesnt pop up in My Computer. If I do a manual search in explorer for G:, H: etc... I can usually find it. I also use DaemonTools quite a lot and those drives dont show up either.

    The only thing I've been thinking is I installed TuneUp Utilities 2004 and changed the folder icons with it, but I've dont it before without this problem...

    Any ideas?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,452

    Do you have any (unused) mapped network drives? Their drive-letters might 'occupy' the spaces that are missing.
  3. blakeredfield

    blakeredfield TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No mapped network drives. I get around the problem by making shortcuts to drive letters up to K:, hoping that whenever I put a USB Flash in or something, that it will pop up on one of those...

    I'm gonna try a WindowsXP repair some point tonite, just in case...
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,452

    Get TweakUI free from the MS Powertoys.
    In there you can tick/untick to show which drives you want to see.
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