Disk not showing on My Computer, help!

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  1. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    I had windows 10 Pro. The OS was somehow acting weird, so I re installed windows 10 pro again, and did not touch the other drives, as I had data there, important data.

    Now after the installation of fresh windows 10, I can see all the drives fine with all the date.

    But one partition is not showing on My Computer.

    When I goto disk management, I can see that.

    How do I make it show on My Computer so I can use the data ?

    See attached.

    "Photozone Backup"
    is the partition which is not showing on My Computer.


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  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    It's hard for me to see but I think you need to assign it a drive letter, a letter not being used, then reboot:D
     
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  3. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Oh yes!
    Thank you thank you!!!
     
  4. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Just right click & assign a drive letter. Don't create any volumes etc... Just assign a drive letter...
     
  5. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    You are correct if the partition already has drive letter, in his case he did not, right clicking on partion with no drive letter will say help, create simple volume, and assign drive letter, couldn't you tell he had already completed this:confused::g:
     
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    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    #6 Flipp3r, Jan 13, 2016
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    If you look at the pic it already is a valid, formatted primary partition with data. Why would you even try "creating a simple volume"? :eek: Whatever, I'm sure he's got it by now & life is good! :clap:
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just assigning a drive letter is the correct way, why would you assign a drive letter to a drive that already has a letter?

    Creating a new simple volume is only for "Unallocated space", what you are suggesting could wipe his data

    Only assign a drive letter

    EDITED Unpartitioned > Unallocated
     
  8. lobo11

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    If you look at the picture above of the named partition, it clearly has no drive letter assigned:confused:
     
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  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I know, which is why you ONLY assign a drive letter, nothing else
     
  10. lobo11

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    In a third party application, yes maybe assign only drive letter, but in disk management it's different. It does not give you choice of assigning drive letter if one is not already present, if a drive letter is assigned, it on right click allows you to change, but in disk management if no drive letter is assigned, right click just says help.:D
     
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  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    No it doesn't, I'm talking purely about disk management, plenty of times after a clean install, one of my drives has not been assigned a drive letter

    All you do is right click that drive/partition, and "Change drive letters and paths" and pick a new letter

    Done

    Try it yourself - pick a drive, tell it to change drive letters, remove the letter, - that drive is now identical to OPs screenshot, no letter and not visible in "This PC"

    Now right click it again, and choose "Change drive letters and paths", and assign it a new letter - boom, it is visible again
     
  12. lobo11

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    We are not talking about New Letter we are talking about where there is no letter assigned:D
     
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  13. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Holy sh1t, I KNOW!

    Why would you want to assign a letter to a drive that already had one?

    This is when windows bugs out and forgets to assign one in the first place, forcing you to do it manually

    Anyway, what I am saying is correct, along with the other member who also knows what he is talking about - not continuing arguing about something I know is fact

    It is obvious you are confused, as you tried to tell OP to "Create a new simple volume" on a drive/partition that already contained perfectly good data/files, and if OP had succeeded, he would have destroyed all that data, when all that needed doing was giving that drive/partition a letter
     
  14. lobo11

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    I believe you are right, oh the shame I feel, but as I recall, at first I just told him to assign drive letter as it says now (I changed it) then a few minutes later I added the new volume part, so I guess he just added new drive letter (I hope) if my 4th ex wife had not been screaming at me, well, I was wrong:31:
     
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