Windows explorer and 4163B

I’ve got a long term problem with my LG 4163B that I haven’t seen mentioned in these forums:

The burner works. Nero can burn any type of CD or DVD-R that I’ve asked it to do so far. It can play back DVD movies.

I cannot, however, view any dvd files through windows. This burner is currently drive E. If I double-click drive E, it will lauch whatever movie or game that is in the drive. If I try to view E through Windows Explorer, the view jumps to another folder, regardless of the content of the dvd or cd, including simple data files. If I share the root of this drive, I CAN view the files on another PC.

I have no idea what LG or Windows setting can be affecting this. Any ideas?