In some cases, when you open Windows Explorer to scan files, you will find that one or some of your partitions are gone. Strange right? In fact, the reasons for partitions lost from Windows Explorer are simple: drive letter missing or partition lost. Today what I am going to talk is the first situation.
Partition missing from Windows Explorer is the presentation of drive letter missing from Disk Management. We all know that Disk Management is a place where all your disks and partitions that are connected to your PC are displayed. And it offers a feature called “Change Drive Letter and Paths” to help show/hide a partition. Thus, if drive letter missing from Windows Explorer happens, perhaps it is because you hide it in Disk Management, or it gets lost due to computer reboot or Windows update.
And to cope with drive letter missing issue, you need to do the followings:
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free is a powerful yet free disk partition manager that can be used to do a lot of things, such as create partition, delete partition, recovery partition, convert GPT and MBR, convert FAT32 and NTFS, copy disk partition, set partition active, etc. as to how to get missing drive letter back, Partition Wizard Free also does a good job.
Download, install and launch MiniTool Partition Wizard. On the main interface select the partition that lacks drive letter and choose “Change Letter” feature. Then in the pop-up window select a drive letter you prefer and hit OK to go back to the main interface. And finally, click Apply to save change.
Run “diskmgmt.msc” to launch Disk Management. Then right click on the partition that needs a drive letter and choose “Change Drive Letter and Paths…” After that, you will see a new box where you can choose Add, Change or Remove drive letter. Here you need to choose Add since the partition is lack of drive letter. Then choose a letter you like and hit OK.
By using these two method, you can successfully get missing drive letter back and you can open Windows Explorer to have a check.
Does your drive letter missing from Windows Explorer? What should you do if drive letter disappears in Disk Management? By reading this post, I believe you have found the answer. Now it’s you turn to have a try. Good luck!