Windows 10: File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y:

Discus and support File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I cant get drive letter Y: to show up in file explorer. I noticed this first when I tried to map a network drive Y: to a valid location. Permissions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mjohnsonn2, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y:


    I cant get drive letter Y: to show up in file explorer.

    I noticed this first when I tried to map a network drive Y: to a valid location. Permissions all good. Everything went smoothly. In fact when I went through the process to map another drive, I could even see the first mapping to Y: and any attempt to use Y: again said it was already mapped. Problem was that Drive Y: did not show up in file explorer. Other mappings to the same server show up fine.

    Now before we go down a mapping issues rabbit holeI checked permissions, I rebooted multiple times, I did a use net Y: /delete, I know the credentials to log in to the server, I checked reconnect, SFC and DISM found nothing. The problem also shows up when there is no mapping or network involved....

    After I deleted the Y: mapping with use net, letter Y: was available and I could easily assign drive letter Y: to USB drives directly on the system (no network involved). This was verified by seeing the USB drive Y: in Windows Disk Management, in MiniTool Partition Wizard, in Hard Disk Sentinel, and at the command prompt. I definitely assigned letter Y:, but again, no drive letter Y: showed up in File Explorer.

    I went ahead and used Z: to solve my original problem of mapping a network drive so all is well there, but I certainly dont like that I have no idea why my File Explorer doesnt like drive letter Y: while all the utilities like that letter just fine.

    10 Pro 20H2 19042.746

    Thoughts about whats happening?

    :)
     
    mjohnsonn2, Feb 6, 2021
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  2. JBOWIE62 Win User

    File Explorer- no drive letters are listed.

    Original Title: File Explorer

    I am trying to open File Explorer with my drives listed on the right. I only have the files in the first column and no drive letters are listed.
     
    JBOWIE62, Feb 6, 2021
    #2
  3. BetoLP Win User
    Windows doesn`t start. Authomatic repair doesn`t work.

    Thanks again!!

    I`m sorry I had not noticed that the text on the picture was in spanish. It says that windows has replaced some damaged clusters in "name" file and "directory". Then, at the end "an unspecified error occurred (75736e6a726e6c2e 4f6)".

    I`ll do it and I`ll be updating this thread when I have the report.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I ran SeaTools. These are the results:

    File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: [​IMG]


    Does it mean my HDD is useless?
     
    BetoLP, Feb 6, 2021
    #3
  4. File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y:

    File Explorer- no drive letters are listed.

    The File Explorer in Windows 10, shows the Frequent folders list and Recent files list by default. You can view the drives by clicking on This PC tab on the left site of the File Explorer. But if you wish the File Explorer
    to open This PC showing drives list by default, then follow these steps:

    1. In Windows 10, open a new File Explorer window and click the View tab from the ribbon toolbar.

    2. In the View tab, find and click on Options, listed by default on the far right side of the ribbon.

    3. In the Folder Options window, make sure you’re on the General tab and then find the drop-down box labeled Open File Explorer To. Click the drop-down menu and select This PC. Click OK to
    save your changes and close the window. Now your File Explorer opens to Drives list by default.

    Hope this helps!
     
    JohnCalton, Feb 6, 2021
    #4
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