What exactly is this for?
That hasn't been my experience.....Thing is, if I do that they will never show up even if it's inserted with cd/dvd or mounted. Windows 7 default behavior was hiding it until it's occupied or mounted. ;_;
Nor mine. My single DVD+RW drive always shows in "My Computer" or anywhere else that would show the drives associated with my PC, whether it has a disc in it or not.That hasn't been my experience.....
Nope it doesn't...Weird, I never noticed it until you mentioned it. My DVD drives are hidden unless I have a disc inserted. Try right clicking in that area and see if show all folders is checked.
I think it's becaues I'm playing around with ntregopt (a registry defragmenter) ;_; I just feel like tidying up the explorer, and am curious how this done as I can't find the answer after searching around.Nor mine. My single DVD+RW drive always shows in "My Computer" or anywhere else that would show the drives associated with my PC, whether it has a disc in it or not.
Edit: Okay, in Explorer, they aren't showing up, but, unless they have a disc in them, it makes sense that they shouldn't. I'm not sure how you changed this (maybe installing/messing with certain virtual drives can cause this?), but why does it bother you that they show up?
Yeah, that's true. It's also very annoying when you accidentally open A: instead of C:, and then it goes to search for the Floppy which is obviously not existent.Zedeck said:As far as I know, floppy drives will show unless you either have it disabled or set to not installed in the BIOS, or remove it from the device manager.
I've installed Windows 7 multiple times on different computers and not once have I seen those drives been set to invisible automatically. So yes, I'm sure. Which is why I don't know how this occurred to you or your friends, because I've never witnessed this before.Are you sure? All my friends have it hidden by default. :/
And exactly what you said, sometimes I accidentally click the cd drive and the will open cause it assume i'm trying to burn cd (happen a lot on vista).
I just turn off the burning feature of windows, now it's more of aesthetic problem...