I'm facing this issue where the drives don't appear in This PC under the Windows Explorer or a Search folder prompt.

All my drives are online, have a letter assigned and are fully accesible by manually typing the path (E:\something) or by apps (Steam can play games stored in my F:\ drive).

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The only drive showing is a network attached SBC.

Does anyone know how to fix this strange issue? Thank you.


So I finally fixed it by manually editting two registry keys:



If either one has a property named NoDrives with anything other than 0, change it to 0, then reboot and it should be fixed. It worked for me at least. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I hope it helps somebody out there!

Props to Neemobeer over at Windows Forum for finding the solution!


There are several approaches to fixing this problem. The simplest is to

Go to Control Panel

Open Administrative Tools

Open Computer Management

Select Storage

Open Disk Management

Right click on the required drive and select Change Drive Letter or Path

Add the correct drive letter

  • The drives already have a correct drive letter. Removing and adding a new drive letter makes them appear, though. Adding back the old drive letter makes them dispersar again! – Deses Jun 18 '17 at 17:11
  • -1 because it's clear from the question that it had already been done and the question title says this explicitly. – gronostaj Jul 20 '17 at 9:47

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