How to show all Drives in Windows 10/8/7 Computer folder

Windows 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 on your Windows 10/8/7 PC. 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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