Vista : Window Explorer - DVD/CD drive does not show

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. I am using Vista 32bit and I noticed that the dvd/cd drive does not show on the right side of the window explorer window, only on the left side. is there a fix for this so that the dvd/cd will also show on the right side?
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  2. jonny813

    jonny813 OSNN Addict

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    On the right hand side click the wee downward pointing arrow beside Devices with Removable Storage
     
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  3. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I am learning something everyday about Vista. Thanks a lot. :)
     
  4. Johnny

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    You will find that the most simple things are over looked.
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I thought that was rather obvious considering the cd/dvd drive isn't fixed media...
     
  6. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    you are right. sometime we think of something technical but it's a simple a-b-c... :)
     
  7. lancer

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    i had exactly the same issue, i even drastically downgraded to xp, as i thought something was wrong, only after did i learn my folly.... :)
     
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    I couldn't tell you how many times I done that lol ... My favorite was when I spent a half hour trying to get a white spec off my monitor, only to realize that it was a glare from the window in my office lol ...
     
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    haha