Hide Or Reveal Empty Drives In Windows 7

Windows XP and Vista, assign all drives a letter, regardless of whether the drives are empty and they appear in Windows Explorer. Windows 7, on the other hand, automatically hides empty drives.

You can configure Windows 7 to behave like XP and Vista and show all drives in Windows Explorer, regardless of whether or not they are empty. To do so, open the Start Menu, type ‘Folder Options’ in the search field and press Enter. Open the View tab. From the options list, locate the Hide empty drives in the computer option. Uncheck the option to have Windows 7 display all drives, including empty ones.