Windows 10: USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer

Discus and support USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I believe this started with the 720 (1909 18363.720) Windows Update but I'm not sure. I'm going to try backing out the latest WU in a bit but wanted to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Ztruker, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Ztruker Win User

    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer


    I believe this started with the 720 (1909 18363.720) Windows Update but I'm not sure. I'm going to try backing out the latest WU in a bit but wanted to post the problem here before doing so.

    File Explorer is not seeing any USB Flash drive or mounted ISO, but I can look at them if I enter the drive letter directly in File explore:


    I have a Win10XPE Rescue flash drive inserted and it has been assigned drive I:
    Code:
    File Explorer doesn't see it.


    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer [​IMG]


    If I enter I: directly in File Explorer address area it shows correctly:


    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Ztruker, Mar 14, 2020
    #1
  2. Ztruker Win User

    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer

    I believe this started with the 720 (1909 18363.720) Windows Update but I'm not sure. I'm going to try backing out the latest WU in a bit but wanted to post the problem here before doing so.

    File Explorer is not seeing any USB Flash drive or mounted ISO, but I can look at them if I enter the drive letter directly in File explore:


    I have a Win10XPE Rescue flash drive inserted and it has been assigned drive I:
    Code:
    File Explorer doesn't see it.


    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer [​IMG]


    If I enter I: directly in File Explorer address area it shows correctly:


    USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer [​IMG]
     
    Ztruker, Mar 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Sher Amo Win User
    Copying movie to Flash Drive

    Hi Todd,

    One way on how to save and move files to a flash drive is by using the File Explorer in Windows 10. To assist you with your concern, to save your movie file to a flash drive, we suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Connect your USB flash drive to your PC.
    • Navigate to the folder or location where you save your movie files.
    • Right-click on the movie file and select
      Copy
      .
    • Right-click on the Start menu, and select
      File Explorer.
    • On the left-pane, double-click on This PC.
    • Double-click on the drive letter that correspond to your USB flash drive.
    • Right-click and select Paste.
    • Wait for the process to complete the transfer.
    • Once you’re done, you can safely remove your USB flash drive.


    Let us know if the solution above works for you.
     
    Sher Amo, Mar 14, 2020
    #3
  4. USB flash drive(s) not showing in File Explorer

    USB Flash drive made bootable

    Hi Nelson,

    Check if there is any slide switch on the side that provides write protection. It show's a closed and open lock on each side. We suggest to follow these steps below:

    • Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.
    • Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.
    • Find Disk Drives and expand it.
    • Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the
      Properties dialog box.
    • Click Policies tab.
    • By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press
      OK.
    • Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.
    • Select NTFS in the File System field.
    • Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.

    You can also connect the USB drive on a different computer and try formatting.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Mar 14, 2020
    #4
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