Windows 10: Keep File History Working But Remove Drive Letter (Hide in Explorer)

Discus and support Keep File History Working But Remove Drive Letter (Hide in Explorer) in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Win10 V1909. Title says it all. I plug hot swap and image many drives in a day and I am stick of looking at my file history drive in Windows Explorer.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by ENRKyle20, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. ENRKyle20 Win User

    Keep File History Working But Remove Drive Letter (Hide in Explorer)


    Win10 V1909. Title says it all.
    I plug hot swap and image many drives in a day and I am stick of looking at my file history drive in Windows Explorer. Is it possible to remove the drive letter and still keep file history working?
    OR
    Can I hide it from explorer without removing the drive letter? (And still allow File History to work)

    Thanks

    :)
     
    ENRKyle20, Dec 27, 2019
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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, Dec 27, 2019
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  3. fusk Win User
    How to hide drive from explorer without removing drive letter.


    Thanks, i'll give that a try.

    That would not work, as mentioned in the post. Most programs where you can assign a temp drive would not be able to access a drive with no drive letter as you wouldn't be able to select the drive in that programs settings.
     
  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    Keep File History Working But Remove Drive Letter (Hide in Explorer)

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Dec 27, 2019
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