How to hide a Hard disk Drive or partition in windows system without using any software :

| Saturday, May 29, 2010

Its often necessary to hide the Hard Disk Drive rather using password for several folder.Its like a huge private space and best thing is that no one  ever know that even it exists. You dont need to be a computer geek to achieve this. Even you need not to remember a password or techie command for that . The process is very simple; With just some mouse click you can hide a disk partition.One thing is recommended that do not install softwares  and game files in that partition and do not hide system partitions. simply they will not be usable once you hide that partition. So enough of talking.Here goes the process:

 

1. Go to RUN under the program menu in windows xp or ALL PROGRAMS –> Accessories –> RUN in windows 7. Or best way to launch the RUN is to press WINKEY + R in your keyboard. If you dont know what the winkey is;then look into in the keyboard for this kind of key

                   win_key

2. Now in the RUN window type diskmgmt.msc  and press OK.

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3.This will open Disk Management console .Here you can see all the list of Disks you have(Including CD/DVD Devices also).Now suppose we want to hide TEMP(J:) drive from the drives enlisted below.

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4.So to hide TEMP(J:) Right Click on that and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths.. from the context menu.

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5. This will open a window like below. Now click on the Remove button.Dont panic , this will not remove your Drive permanently but just from the My Computer folder. You are just removing the Drive letter ,Nothing else.

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So you are now done with Drive Hiding. Isnt is simple enough ? Now Look in to My Computer,you will not find TEMP(J:)  drive and cannot using DOS also as the drive has not any drive letter.

 

So now the question is how to show the Drive again? I think you already figured it out. If you not then…

1.To unhide the drive again open Disk Management console again from the same above procedure .Here you can see you Hided drive but without the drive letter. In this case Hided TEMP drive is there but with no drive letter.Just select it and right click on it and choose Change Drive letter and paths..  again.

 

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2.This will open following window and click Add  button on it .

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3. After clicking Add  button a popup will come. click on Assign the following Drive letter: .And give the previous or desired drive letter there and click OK.

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Now check my computer. Your hidden treasure is right there waiting for you…