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Show Empty Drives in Windows 7

Posted By adam On April 28, 2010 @ 9:57 AM In Windows Explorer | No Comments

By default, Windows 7 doesn’t show empty drives like card readers and what-not in the explorer window. As far as I know there isn’t really a good reason for this, so I keep it so everything shows up no matter what.

Here’s how:

Click Start, and in the Search Box (Located above the Start button) type “Change search options”. In the results that will appear above, you’ll see a selection at the top that says “Change search options for files and folders”. Click it.

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Now select the View tab and scroll down until you see the selection that says “Hide empty drives in the Computer folder” and un-check it. Hit Apply, then OK and you’re all set! Now whenever you insert media into your computer it’ll show up regardless!

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~Andrew


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