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A very strange issue - Windows Explorer doesn't display the drives connected to my machine. I did make some changes to my setup a while back with the Local Group Policy Editor to disable the "Aero Shake" behavior, so I may have inadvertently enabled or disabled something related to this, but to be honest, I don't remember when the behavior actually started.

Any ideas? This is a Windows 7 machine.

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You may have accidentally hid your drives. Check this out.

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Just tried this, and a couple of related settings in the Policy Editor - nothing seems to change. For what it's worth, the sidebar in explorer isn't displaying the computer icon either. – matt Jan 11 '11 at 16:23
Ok, definitely accepting this as the right answer :) Once I opened up the Policy Editor again I noticed that there was an All Settings node in the tree. After selecting that, I was able to sort the settings by State to see everything that I've enabled/disabled. I reverted all the settings except for the Aero Shake, and now it's working! Thanks again. – matt Jan 11 '11 at 16:30
Great :) Glad you fixed it. – Jeff F. Jan 11 '11 at 16:33

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