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Show Hidden Drives on Windows 8/8.1

"Hi, guys. I can't find the disk C in Computer and File Explorer on a Windows 8 laptop. Is it disappeared? If not, how can I find it?"

After analysis, a possible conclusion is that someone else who can access the computer may hide the disk C for some reasons. And if it is the case, this article will illustrate 3 ways to show the hidden drives for your better reference.

Video guide on how to show hidden drives on Windows 8:

3 methods to show hidden drives on Windows 8/8.1:

Method 1: Do not configure the "Hide these specified drives in My Computer" setting.

Step 1: Get into the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Find and open the File Explorer folder in User Configuration.

To be specific, you can locate it in accordance with the path of User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer.

Step 3: Go to edit the specified setting.

Right-click Hide these specified drives in My Computer and choose Edit.

Step 4: Do not configure the setting.

In the setting's window, select Not Configured on the top left and tap OK on the bottom right.

Method 2: Disable the "Hide these specified drives in My Computer" setting.

Step 1: Open the setting according to the procedures introduced above.

Step 2: Choose Disabled and click OK.

Method 3: Do not restrict all drives in the computer.

Step 1: Go to edit the same setting.

Step 2: As the setting's window appears, tap the down arrow on the option bar, select Do not restrict drives in the drop-down list and click OK.

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