Missing card reader in Windows 7 fix

This morning while trying to get some video from an SD card to my computer, I noticed that my card reader was missing from Windows Explorer.  It’s always been there in Windows XP and I just noticed since the upgrade to Windows 7 the drive letters for the device are ‘missing’.  Actually, Windows 7 does you a favor by hiding empty drives.  So after pulling my hair out a bit – here’s the fix:

Open My Computer (Windows + E). Select Tools and then Folder Options. Hit the View tab and uncheck the “Hide empty drives in the Computer folder” option… and voila! your hidden card reader slots are back.    I hope this little tip save a bit of your sanity 🙂

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Missing card reader in Windows 7 fix

by Ron Houtman time to read: <1 min