How to show all Drives in Windows 7 Computer folder

Windows 7 Computer folder, by default displays your basic hard drives. But if you want to show all the drives, including the empty ones, like say a memory card reader, in your Explorer, you can do so as follows.

Show all Drives in Computer folder

Open Explorer > Folder & Search options > View > Advanced settings >  Uncheck  Hide empty drives in the Computer folder > Apply > OK.

empty drives

All drives will now always be visible. If you wish to reverse the changes, simply check the option and click on Apply again

This option is there in Windows 8.1, where you can show all hidden drives too in the This PC folder.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.