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Simple Trick to Hide Drives & Partitions on Windows!


Security and Privacy of user data is very important,basically for project developers.There are many tools are available to protect your privacy,most of them are Sharewares or Paid and complex configuration .To maintain privacy of Hard Disk Drive ( Secondary storage ) data you must provide certain provisions to protect your Drive.Today I am going to tell you very simple trick to hide you Drive/Partition in Windows Platform.

Please follow this steps to hide your Drive from others:

  • Hide Your Drive (In Example G: drive)

Step 1. Right click on My Computer and choose Manage.

Step 2. The popup of  Computer Management will appear. Choose Disk Management which is under Storage. After that, all available partition will appear. Choose the partition which you want to hide, right click and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Step 3. I had chosen G: for this example. Click the Remove button and then OK to hide it,if your drive is in use it hide drive after next reboot.

Step 4. You will see that drive G: will not there.So the Process of hiding is complete.

  • To SHOW HIDDEN  Partition or Drive

Step 1. Let say now you want to recover the “hidden” partition. Follow the previous step 1 and step 2 to choose the partition, then choose Add and then select the drive letter. I had selected G, as the previous drive letter is G.Important thing before assign drive name is if you have install some programs on hidden drive and now you change drive name to other i.e instead of G: you did K: then that programs may not work properly.

Thats it!  Enjoy this Simple Trick without any Softwares and Commands.

Note:To Do this You need Administrator access,so don’t think to try this in your office 🙂 🙂

Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He's captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme. Follow Him On
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