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Drives separation in windows explorer

by The_Great_Falcon / December 29, 2008 4:31 AM PST

I once got my drives separated in my "Workstation" explorer window but I installed another drive and the separation disapeared... how to get it back?

If it's not clear, here is a little representation of what it should looks like...

HDD1 - Name1 HDD2 - Name2


USB device1 USB device2
USB device3 USB device4


Other device1 Other device2

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by The_Great_Falcon / December 29, 2008 10:43 AM PST

What's the problem? Is it because there is no answer to that question or because nobody understand the problem?

Would be nice to know whatever


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Not too clear.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 8:59 PM PST

The Jive software that drives these forums don't easily allow tabulations etc.

Do you mean the way Windows Explorer displays drives, like this?

If not, perhaps you could create an MSPaint image and host it at ImageShack or similar to show us what you mean.


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check compmgmt.msc
by Nightmares0nwax / December 29, 2008 9:56 PM PST

start > run > compmgmt.msc

click on the disk manager option.

that should be a starting point for your partitions. partitions dont just dissappear, the logcal drive that is mounted on a partition can be deleted though.

remounting a logical drive will ask you to reformat the partition, effectively losing some of the data stored on that drive.

im not sure what you problem is.. is it with disc partitioning? if so is the logical drive still mounted? if its not you will have to use a data recovery tool to retrieve the data before remounting it. freeware applications are available.


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Could this be "Groups"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 10:39 PM PST
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Re: Drives separation in windows explorer "Solution
by Tufenuf / December 29, 2008 10:42 PM PST

The_Great_Falcon, Open My Computer click on "View", choose "Arrange Icons by", then checkmark "Show in Groups".


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