Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer

Some time in Windows 10 you may notice Hard disk drive partitions missing not visible in computer. For example: you have three hard disk partitions created in your computer as C: drive, D drive, E drive. But you are able to see only C drive (No D or E drives visible). Usually this happens when you set up new computer for first time. As most of all computer manufacturers ship the computer with single hard disk drive partition. They are not visible in even after you create hard disk partitions. No worries I will share you the possible solutions to fix Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer issues.

Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer

What is causing the issues:
1. You might create partitions while installing Windows Operating System. But they are not formatted.
2. Usually in new computer, hard disk will be in RAW format, you need to
format and assign drive for it. 

Quick Note: If you’re existing hard disk partition disappeared for some reasons. It should not be formatted as it contains your data. You just need to assign it a drive letter.

How to assign drive latter for existing hard disk drive

  • Right-click on the partition
  • Select “Change Drive Letter and Paths” option.

    Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer

  • Click on Add button. And select desired drive letter that you want to the missing partition.
  • And Click on OK. Go to My computer you should see the missing partition.

    How Fix Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer issue in your Computer.

    Quick note: Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong.

    • Press Win+R Key together to launch RUN command.
    • Type diskmgmt.msc in RUN dialog box and press Enter key. It will open Disk Management that allows you to manage your hard disk drives.
    • You may see the drive without any letter assigned as show in below image. As I said above it might create while installing Windows Operating system. Since the partitions are not formatted Windows does not assign any letter on it. That’s why you can’t see those partitions in your PC. Now the drive has to be formatted and drive letter to be assigned.

    Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer

    • Right click on the drive or partition and Click on Format. And click OK.
    • It’ll take a few seconds and Windows will format the partition using NTFS file system.

    That’s it. Now the missing partitions will become visible in This PC or My Computer window.

    Conclusion:

    Hope this guide could have helped you to fix Hard Disk Drive Partitions Missing Not Visible in Computer issues in your computer. Hope you are above to see all partitions in my computer. Share your feedback in comments or Post your questions in Forum.

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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.

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