Windows 10: My device recognises my secondary drive but it does not show up in the file explorer.

Discus and support My device recognises my secondary drive but it does not show up in the file explorer. in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I built my new computer yesterday and I have 2 drives currently (with a 3rd arriving in about a month) my boot drive works fine and has appeared in... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by alexeveleigh, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. My device recognises my secondary drive but it does not show up in the file explorer.


    I built my new computer yesterday and I have 2 drives currently (with a 3rd arriving in about a month) my boot drive works fine and has appeared in file explorer. I have a second drive installed and while it is recognised in the bios and in device manager, under disk drives, it does not show up in my file explorer, meaning I can not use it.

    both of these drives are m.2, however the secondary drive is sata based and it is in a pcie slot. (I know, stupid mistake). however since it is detected I was hopping there may be some way to get it to work.


    does anyone have any sugestions?



    my motherboard is the MSI MPG X570 gaming edge wifi, the second drive is a WD Blue 1tb drive.

    :)
     
    alexeveleigh, Jul 30, 2019
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  2. lvr181 Win User

    Internal secondary hard drive not recognised


    After fitting SSD (C: drive) to my Win10 machine I connected the old hard drive as a secondary storage drive.

    Win10 does not "see" it!
    But Belarc Adviser "sees" the hard drive!

    How to force Win 10 to recognise the secondary drive? Simple steps please for a non-techie.

    Thanks.
     
    lvr181, Jul 30, 2019
    #2
  3. The DVD drive was not showing not recognised.

    Thanks.

    I have gone through trouble shooting stage.

    In Device manager the DVD/CD drives are shown as working correctly, the DVD drive is showing in File Explorer. When I right click properties it shows as working correctly.

    When a disc is inserted and I left click on the drive in File Explorer it ejects the disc and asks for a disc to be inserted. It is therefore not recognising a valid disc.

    Have you any suggestions

    Regards
     
    johnwbeasley, Jul 30, 2019
    #3
  4. mpeill Win User

    My device recognises my secondary drive but it does not show up in the file explorer.

    CD drive missing from File Explorer


    I'm trying to burn an audio CD yet the application doesn't recognise any CD drive. Checking further, the CD drive is not listed in File Explorer until a CD media is inserted that holds valid data. The drive disappears when the media is ejected.
    Under view options, the box is unticked for "hide empty drives".
    Under device manager the drive shows as present and working normally.
    I have tried switching autoplay on and off with no effect (suggested as a fix elsewhere).
    Any ideas?
     
    mpeill, Jul 30, 2019
    #4
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