Windows 10: File Explorer in Windows 10 not recognising dvds & cds.

Discus and support File Explorer in Windows 10 not recognising dvds & cds. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When inserting a dvd or cd nothing happens. Disc drive & drivers are working properly but the discs don't show on File Explorer.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Grawes2, Dec 3, 2019 at 6:57 PM.

  1. Grawes2 Win User

    File Explorer in Windows 10 not recognising dvds & cds.


    When inserting a dvd or cd nothing happens. Disc drive & drivers are working properly but the discs don't show on File Explorer.

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  2. DVD/CD Drive not recognising media on new Dell laptop (Windows 10)


    Dell Inspiron 5000 series, brand new

    Originally the DVD drive would not show at all in File Explorer, despite Device Manager recognising, drivers up to date, etc. Dell diagnostics reported various feedback ranging from perfectly ok (SupportAssist, on-line smart diagnostic quick test) to failing some tests (on-line optical drive tests) and requiring attention (sadly, the attention it suggested I use was a 'fix' tool on the Microsoft website that would not run on Windows 10 operating platform so I have not been able to persue further)

    Things improved a little after downloading and installing all of the urgent and recommended Dell updates, plus installing all of the Windows updates. Now the laptop shows the drive in File Explorer, and occasionally media is recognised and even played. For example, inserting an audio CD into the drive immediately after booting up will run autoplay and the tracks are displayed as expected in File Explorer.

    However, subsequent CDs (or any other media) are not recognised. The drive 'acts' like it should (led goes on, whirring sound made, etc) but nothing happens. File Explorer displays whatever the previous media contents were.

    So for example, if I insert an audio CD with 10 tracks immediately after booting, the CD will autoplay and the 10 tracks will display in File Explorer. Everything seems fine. If I then eject this CD, and put in an audio CD with 5 tracks, File Explorer will continue to display the 10 tracks from the first CD. The new CD wont autoplay. Its basically not recognised.

    This is quite frustrating because it means I have to reboot every time I want to change media. Its also a brand new £700 laptop, so disappointing that it doesn't work straight out of the box.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.
     
    Tom and Amy, Dec 3, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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  3. ordsallad Win User
    CD & DVD Drive Not Recognised in Windows 10 (Sometimes Works!)

    Device Manager & Disc Management both see my DVD & CD drives, but File Explore, most of the time, doesn't ..... Un-installing the drives gets them recognised by Device Manager again, but not by File Explorer. No Troubleshooters sort it out.

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    File Explorer in Windows 10 not recognising dvds & cds.

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
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