Windows 10: Explorer thinks my printer is a disk drive.

Discus and support Explorer thinks my printer is a disk drive. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; About 3-4 days ago, Drive D: (Disk 3) showed up on Explorer. Tried to open it up and it said no media, please insert a disk?? Does not show on mini... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by meebers, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. meebers Win User

    Explorer thinks my printer is a disk drive.


    About 3-4 days ago, Drive D: (Disk 3) showed up on Explorer. Tried to open it up and it said no media, please insert a disk?? Does not show on mini partition tool (thinks its a cd?). Disk manager shows as removable no media. Removed drive letter D: assigned to it and the properties show it as my default printer.? Not sure how to correct this, any help appreciated.

    :)
     
    meebers, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. OldMike65 Win User

    Canon Printer listed under Disk drives?


    Just a question for you guys, in my device manager my canon printer is listed under Disk drives, USB connection??
    Its also listed correctly under printers too. Should I remove it from being listed under disk drives?? or leave it alone?
    Thanks guys.
     
    OldMike65, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. Gino Des Win User
    My USB Backup drive does not show in My Computer window.

    Hi Meran,

    A few possible reason can cause your external drive to not show in File Explorer. To diagnose and fix this issue, we suggest that you check the Disk Management window. To open it, follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the Start button.
    • Select Disk Management.
    • Alternatively, you can search diskmgmt.msc in Cortana.

    Examine the list of drives in the Disk Management window and look for your external drive. Even if it doesn’t show up in File Explorer, it should appear here. If the drive appears, it may not be appearing in File Explorer because it needs to be assigned
    a drive letter. To do this, right-click the partition on the drive in Disk Management and select
    Change Drive Letter and Paths.

    If you don’t see the drive in the Disk Management window at all, we suggest that you try connecting the drive to a different USB port or use a different USB cable. We also recommend that you avoid using USB hubs, and connect the drive directly to your computer.

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to post a reply.
     
    Gino Des, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. Explorer thinks my printer is a disk drive.

    issue with internet explorer and connection of printer.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern. It could be that some system files are already corrupted or system configuration are not configured properly. To help you with this, please answer the following questions below:

    • What is the build version of Windows that you are using? To check it, type in
      winver on Search bar and hit Ok.
    • When did this issue occur?
    • Are you getting any error messages/codes?

    Regarding the Internet Explorer concern, you can provide us a screenshot of what exactly is happening to it. Meanwhile, you can perform the following suggested steps:

    • See the steps on this link on how to connect printer and troubleshoot if it is not working properly.
    • If the same issue persists, visit this link for some advanced troubleshooting steps.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Lemuel Cie, Jun 30, 2020
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