Question Okay, so, do you guys have any idea on how I can remove the CD Drive in File Explorer?

wjcf1193

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The utility you are using only works with hard drives. Depending on what you want to do, your can either hide and empty CD drive using this method, https://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/14/windows-10/hide-empty-removable-disk-drives-windows-10.html or hide the drive with a CMD prompt, so you have to use the CMD prompt again to get it back. https://www.nyazit.com/hide-and-unhide-drive-using-cmd/
"Hide empty drives" is already checked, drive E is still there. Done the diskpart, drive E is not searchable at all. Is this dead end?

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onespeedbiker

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Assuming you have a Lenovo laptop, the optical device is powered off by default so it won't show up in the Device Manager unless you open the tray. Press the tray botton and you should get a bubble saying the Power Manager is turning on your optical device. Wait a moment and the optical drive should show up in your device manager for about 10 seconds and then turn off, unless you load a DVD or leave the tray open.
 
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