Where're my drives?
I can no longer see my drives in Windows Explorer like they were, where’re they?
They’re gone, when you erase Entire drive or Entire disk to erase, they become unallocated space in Disk Management, you can only see the drives you never erased in Window file explorer.
To recreate them, you can run Disk management and right-click on the unallocated space, choose New Simple Volume and follow the Wizard to create more partitions. Or you can just use some third party partition managing software to do the same job.
Recreated partition may not have the precise size like before, because you’re manually allocating free space for each partition. If you want to keep the drives but wipe everything in it, try the alternative plan with the following steps:
1Close all the running programs and file editors after saved them. Open Windows Explorer and click into the drives you intended to erase, make sure you had all the important stuff backed up and press Ctrl + A to select all the files and folders, then press Shift+Delete to empty this drive without moving them to Recycle bin. The whole progress may take a while if this partition is full.
2 Run ByebyeData Eraser as administrator and click Erase free space in the main window, and then select a wiping method for the drives you selected from the erasing list or the drives you just emptied.
Although there’re many erasing standards listed in the security column, the simple overwrite methods are the best options for you when the hard drive you erased will still there to serve you.
3 Click Erase Now and then click Yes to confirm your erasing request.
Run Windows Explorer again and the Drive-letter, Drive-label, Drive capacity are all the same as before.