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Show Hidden Memory/Drives in Windows



Have you encountered a case when you noticed that one of the drives or part of memory of the hard disk is lost or invisible to you? (can happen when you didn't allocate the storage space correctly while installing Windows into your PC, played with the partitions of your hard disk or part of memory is hidden or went corrupt).

If yes, then you don't have to worry. We have the solution for you. All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

(Skip/scroll to the end of the post to watch the video tutorial instead.)

Step 1: 
Open My computer (For Windows 7 and older) or This PC (for Windows 8, 8.1, 10).


As you can see , the total memory is around 500GB which is only half of 1TB. So, lets find out where the other half is!

Step 2:
In the left panel right click on Computer / This PC. Select 'Manage'.



To open the following Window:



Step 3:
In the left panel click on 'Storage'



Then select 'Disk Management'.




This will show you where and how your memory is allocated. In this case there are two allocated partitions (C: & E:), one partition is reserved as 'system reserved' and there is one unallocated partition.

Step 4:
Right click on the memory partition which is unallocated or which is not seen on the This PC or My Computer Window. Select 'Change drive letter and paths...' 


To open the following window:



Step 5:
Select 'Add', then in the new dialog box select 'Assign the following drive letter' and select the letter you want to be shown on the drive and click 'OK'



There you go. You should be able to see  the hidden drive/partition. If you still are unable to see the partition/drive refresh the window or close and reopen 'This PC'.







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