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How to Hide or Unhide a Drive in Vista

Hi all, I am using Widows Vista and i want hide my drive from being displayed in Computer and Windows Explorer in Vista. Is it possible ? If yes , How ?
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Re: How to Hide or Unhide a Drive in Vista

By default all hard drive in windows vista always show but you can hide some or all your hard drive so that no body can access it. If you are using Vista Basic and Home Premium editions, than follow this steps:-

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

3. Click the Continue button for the UAC prompt.

4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.


5. To Hide a single Drive or Combination of Drives :-
  • In the right pane of Explorer, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value and type NoDrives and press Enter.
  • Right click on NoDrives and click Modify.
  • Type in the drive option below in bold you want to set as restricted and click OK.

You can also dot Decimal and use one of these numbers for the drive with that letter you want hidden: A=1, B=2, C=4, D=8, E=16, F=32, G=64, H=128, I=256, J=512, K=1024, L=2048, M=4096, N=8192, O=16384, P=32768, Q=65536, R=131072, S=262144, T=524288, U=1048576, V=2097152, W=4194304, X=8388608, Y=16777216, Z=33554432, All drives=67108863

6. To Unhide All drives :-
  • In the right pane of Explorer, right click on NoDrives and click Delete. (See screenshot above)
  • Click on Yes to confirm delete.

7. Close regedit.

8. Logoff and logon, or restart the computer to apply changes.
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Re: How to Hide or Unhide a Drive in Vista

Steps for Hiding drives in vista are different for Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions and Vista Basic and Home Premium editions.

If you are user of Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions, than try this steps:-

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

3. If prompted, click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

4. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer. (See screenshot below step 5)

5. In the right pane, right click on Hide these specified drives in My Computer and click on Properties

6. To Unhide All Drives :-
  • Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click OK.
  • Go to step 8.

7. To Hide a Drive or Combination of Drives:-

  • Dot Enabled.
  • Click on the drop down arrow and select the drive or combination of drives option that you want to set as restricted (hidden).
  • Click on OK.

8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.
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Re: How to Hide or Unhide a Drive in Vista

Thank you guys It help me in hiding my vista drives. Now no one of my family member is able to see my drive .
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