Windows 10: C: drive does not show up in Windows Explorer sidebar (left)

Discus and support C: drive does not show up in Windows Explorer sidebar (left) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've just installed the Windows 10 17127 Insider Preview from the offline ISO and for some reason my C: drive (on which Windows is installed) does not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PhantomR, May 30, 2018.

  1. PhantomR Win User

    C: drive does not show up in Windows Explorer sidebar (left)


    I've just installed the Windows 10 17127 Insider Preview from the offline ISO and for some reason my C: drive (on which Windows is installed) does not show up in the Windows Explorer sidebar (on the left). Sadly, it doesn't even appear in 'Browse' dialogs in other programs.

    If it matters, my D: drive is Ext4 and had Ubuntu installed on it before I (re)installed Windows.
    C: drive does not show up in Windows Explorer sidebar (left) [​IMG]


    :)
     
    PhantomR, May 30, 2018
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  2. chisin69 Win User

    Sidebar still showing hidden folders

    I recently unhid then hid my hidden folders in Widows 10. Within the Explorer window things look normal, but in the sidebar navigation pane the hidden folders are still showing up. For example, now my C: drive in the explorer bar shows $RECYCLE.BIN and
    System Volume Information.

    I've put my settings to hide hidden items through the View checkbox and also in folder options, but they're still showing up. It's not a killer problem, but it's a constant annoyance.

    Anyone know what's going on or how to fix it?
     
    chisin69, May 30, 2018
    #2
  3. Likhitha V Win User
    External hard drive does not show up in File Explorer on Windows 10.

    Hello Ruth,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Is the drive visible under Disk management?
    • Have you assigned a drive letter for the external drive?
    • Does the drive get detected on connecting the same to another PC?


    You might be facing the above issue due to the unallocated letter for the drive. Unallocated drives are those whose drive letters are not allocated when initially partitioned or after formatting. You will be able to view the drive on your PC if you
    have allocated a drive name for the partition created. The drive will not be visible on the PC if you do not allocate a drive letter or a drive name.



    The issue may also occur due to some of the system components conflicting with Windows 10 operating system on the PC.



    Method 1: Running the troubleshooter will help in detecting and identifying the issue and in certain cases will fix to enhance the performance of the system.
    I suggest you to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter by following the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type troubleshooter and select the top most search result.
    • Click on View all from left side panel of the screen.
    • Select Hardware and Devices, click on Advanced
      option and check Apply repairs automatically option.
    • Follow the on screen instructions and wait for the troubleshooting to complete.
    • After troubleshooting is completed, check for the status, close the window and check if the changes are effective.


    Method 2: If the issue persists, I suggest you to check if the device gets detected under
    Disk management by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select
      Disk management option from the context menu.
    • Check if WD external hard drive is visible in the window.
    • If visible, check if you can open the files in the File Explorer by right clicking and selecting
      Open option form the context menu.


    Write to us with the answers to the above questions and the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, May 30, 2018
    #3
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