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Old 13-05-2009
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Here is a simple way to hide and unhide Disk Drive Partitions from My Computer in any version of windows. This deosn't work with Windows OS that cannot support NTFS.
How to hide a partition in Windows?
  • Right-Click on My Computer [Computer in Windows Vista and Windows 7]
  • Click on Manage
  • From the list of options Click on Disk Management that will be located in the left-bottom section
  • All your hard disk and its partitions will be show in the right hand side
  • Right-Click on the partition that you want to hide and select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on "Remove" and click "Yes"
  • Your drive will now be hidden in my computer

To unhide the drive :
  • Go to Disk Management Right-Click on the hidden partition [there will not be a drive letter on the hidden drive] again select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on add and select an appropriate drive letter.
  • Click Ok
  • Now the drive is unhided.

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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

You can also mount the entire drive in a folder in other drive. Doing this will hide the drive from my computer but still you will be able to use the drive's entire space for storage. The drive will appear just as a simple folder but the capacity of the entire drive can be used.
  • To do this go to Disk Management
  • Remove the drive letter
  • Again right-click on the drive and click : Change Drive Letter and Path
  • Now click add and select the option which says: Mount in the following empty NTFS folder.
  • Now browse to the desired location and select an empty folder or add a new folder.
  • Click Ok twice and close disk management.
  • You can check the folder which you used to mount the partition to.
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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

Thanks! Very Useful!
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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

It is a very useful thing , thanx.
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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

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Originally Posted by Solomon View Post
Here is a simple way to hide and unhide Disk Drive Partitions from My Computer in any version of windows. This deosn't work with Windows OS that cannot support NTFS.
How to hide a partition in Windows?
  • Right-Click on My Computer [Computer in Windows Vista and Windows 7]
  • Click on Manage
  • From the list of options Click on Disk Management that will be located in the left-bottom section
  • All your hard disk and its partitions will be show in the right hand side
  • Right-Click on the partition that you want to hide and select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on "Remove" and click "Yes"
  • Your drive will now be hidden in my computer

To unhide the drive :
  • Go to Disk Management Right-Click on the hidden partition [there will not be a drive letter on the hidden drive] again select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on add and select an appropriate drive letter.
  • Click Ok
  • Now the drive is unhided.
thanks for your suggestion but but it is not usefull for me
my problem is it cant unhide when i right-click on hidden drive there is one option is help
that it how can i unhide it
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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

i cant unhide the hidden drive as i see no option to unhide the drive please help.
reply to post ASAP.
thanks.
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Re: Hide Drive Partitions in All Windows Version

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i cant unhide the hidden drive as i see no option to unhide the drive please help.
reply to post ASAP.
thanks.
Which operating system have you installed in your machine? If it is windows 7 then try to open any folder and then at the top click Organize which is on the left and then go to Folder and search options and then click on View and then select show hidden files, folders and drives. Hope that helps you out.
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