Solved

all ports on usb hub show as drive when whether a drive is connected or not

Posted on 2013-06-27
4
451 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-27
I just replaced a 4-port usb hub with a 5-port one but for some reason this one shows all 5 ports as drives in Windows Explorer even when no drive is attached. My previous one only showed the port if a drive was available in the port. Is there any setting to prevent unused ports from appearing? It makes it difficult to tell which port has the drive attached.
0
Comment
Question by:BobArnett
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
comfortjeanius earned 500 total points
ID: 39282278
Can you check this

windows key + e

Hit the Alt key
Go to Tools -----> Folder Options.... ----> View Tab

Make sure "Hide Empty Drives in the Computer folder" is checked




http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/6969-drives-hide-show-empty-drives-computer-folder.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:BobArnett
ID: 39282450
That would seem like just what I was looking for but unfortunately after checking that option and rebooting, My Computer still lists all the empty ports as drives. Any other ideas?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:BobArnett
ID: 39282462
I didn't notice the link at first but then when I went there, they also suggested clicking the option "Don't show hidden files, folders or drives." Doing that, they disappeared. Thanks for the help.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:comfortjeanius
ID: 39282678
No Problem

@(^_^)@
0

Featured Post

Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Computer crashes on daily bases need help to find the cusses 24 91
cant install rsat on win 7 13 43
Permissions on Database 11 36
ASP.NET 5 Templates 2 65
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now