Hide empty drives in Windows 10 - [Beginner's guide] [Updated]

Hide empty drives in Windows 10 that resides in the computer folder or this PC -  That's what we

gonna see in this post -Works on Windows 10

Creators Update, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and other editions of Windows like Windows 10

earlier builds like Aug 2015 and Nov 2015 builds.

In our last post, we had seen how to Show hidden folders  , in this post let's see how to hide empty drives in Windows 10.

Do you need any software ??

No, you don't require any software to hide empty drives like System drive or to hide drives with 

no media in our windows 10 PC.

Then, how to do it..?

Just follow the below steps..

Note : There are different steps we can use to hide the empty drive, like using Powershell,

Registry, Command prompt and so on.

Listed, here are the basic steps that doesn't require any knowledge of using Command prompt

commands or powershell commands,

How to hide empty drives or files with no media in Windows 10

1) First, Open your File explorer

If you don't know, how it is , then don't worry, just click on the below helpful link (what is file...)


2) When you have opened the file explorer you can find various tabs on the top of the pane

like File, Home, Share, View..

3) Click on the view tab.

4) It will display the Navigation pane and other related options like layout,current view, show or hide, etc..

5) When you are on the step 4, click on the options option

6)Select Change Folder and Search Options.

7) it Will open a New Window named folder options,on that find Click items as follows 


Which Will be on View tab.

8) Under Advanced settings, scroll down and find the option "Hide empty drives" 

9) Check the box " Hide empty drives"

Hide empty drives in Windows 10 - [Beginner's guide] [Updated]


10) Click on Apply

11) Click on OK.

That's it..

if the hide empty drives option is not working, then simply restart your PC.

Hope it is helpful.

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