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Windows Missing Drive letter in Explorer

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Big Elf, 15 Jan 2020 at 13:37.

  1. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I'm updating my main but old system to Windows 10 Professional. This is the 4th one I've done and every one has thrown up problems that I've managed to resolve however this one has me puzzled. Because Windows 10 wouldn't upgrade the system I've had to do a fresh install.

    I can see a disk assigned to drive m:\ in disk management but is not visible in File Explorer. If I change the drive letter to another then the disk is visible. I've tried with 3 drives (2 x USB and i internal) and it's the same with each one. All the drives work fine otherwise. The disk was visible as drive m:\ when running Windows 7 Pro 2 days ago.

    It's not a major problem but it's nagging at me. Anyone with any idea how to resolve?
     
  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I ended up nuking it and starting again. I was getting a lot of niggling problems relating to permissions.

    This time I disconnected all hard drives apart from 1 until the installation was completed.
     
  3. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Never a bad strategy...
     

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