Windows 10: Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar

Discus and support Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi! I just installed Windows 10 fresh and noticed that two of my Harddisks are not showing at the left menu in the Explorer. I have 3 Harddisks and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by phorris, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. phorris Win User

    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar


    Hi!
    I just installed Windows 10 fresh and noticed that two of my Harddisks are not showing at the left menu in the Explorer.
    I have 3 Harddisks and only Harddisk D: ist showing. When i connect a USB-HDD it shows up instantly.
    Here is a Screenshow of what i mean:


    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar [​IMG]


    :)
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar

    dalchina, Nov 21, 2015
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  5. phorris Win User
    I updated my system specs.
    I see all disks when i run diskmgmt but it shows my 3rd harddisk as ntfs file system.
    I didnt use a partition manager and so i formatted the western digital 3tb in gpt so that i can use the 3tb without partitioning. But i formatted the western digital in windows 7 already. could that be a reason? but then it should show harddisk C because its the same as harddisk D.
    i dont know what you mean with bootdisk. i used the mediacreation tool from microsoft to create a windows iso image and burned that on a dvd and then installed it. i only have windows 10 on this pc and no other systems.

    another thing is that i have 2 bluray drives. one is a samsung usb and the other an internal sata pioneer drive. in diskmgmt it shows only the usb drive and the internal is only shown when i put a disc inside. something seems a bit messed up here.
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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  6. Edwin New Member
    @ phorris:
    Do you have 'Dieser PC' expanded?

    Removable drives show up twice:


    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Nov 21, 2015
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  7. phorris Win User
    It does show the harddisks when i click on expand. But i was asking why it only shows harddisk D in the default view when it is not expanded.
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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  8. dalchina New Member

    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar

    Hi,
    1. Do have a look at
    Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    since that does appear potentially relevant, looking at your screenshot.
    2. My reference to the boot disk 'partition manager boot disk' is to the boot disk (or device) most partition managers and some data recovery programs allow you to create. So you can boot up and you are using the partition manager on Win PE and no Windows restrictions apply 'cos Windows isn't running.
     
    dalchina, Nov 21, 2015
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  9. Edwin New Member
    Probably one of the 'bucket load' of bugs W10 is having right now.
    Only removable drives are supposed to show up in the 'Extra/Unexpanded' view, however, with a clean install, all drives are being treated as 'removable' except C: Drive and empty drives.


    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Nov 21, 2015
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  10. phorris Win User
    I dont want to run a reg file from someone. It might work but it should work by default.
    I dont run a boot disk. Just the normal windows is booted.
    And what about the GPT formatting? Does it show that for someone in the diskmgmt or also just ntfs?
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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  11. phorris Win User
    but shouldnt it show drives D and E then?
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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  12. Edwin New Member
    I would think it should, but, that's bugs for ya!

    This is what my last upgrade install revealed:


    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar [​IMG]


    A clean install resembles my previous post.

    BTW, you don't have to run the reg file, just navigate to the reg location and delete the key yourself, (export it first just to be safe)
     
    Edwin, Nov 21, 2015
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  13. dalchina New Member

    Windows 10 Explorer not showing Harddisks in Sidebar

    ... my USB HDD shows twice in the navigation pane, once listed as if it were one of my installed drive partitions, then once more.
    i.e. if I have 'This PC' not expanded, then it only shows once.
     
    dalchina, Nov 21, 2015
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  14. Edwin New Member
    That's DelegateFolders/RemovableDrives.
    Delete the aforementioned key.
     
    Edwin, Nov 21, 2015
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  15. phorris Win User
    In the current Windows 10 i would not change anything at the reg at all. It would probably just cause additional problems worse than that. I start to understand why microsoft gives this away for free.
     
    phorris, Nov 21, 2015
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