How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP : FIXED

Have You Ever Wondered How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7 i.e Hiding Hard disk Parition in Windows ? Here in this Post I am Going to Tell you the Whole Procedure to Hide Hard drive in Windows 7 .Hiding Hard Disk Partition Becomes Necessary When Your Computer or PC is Shared among the Family Members and You want to Make Sure that Your Data Remains Private and Confidential.Selecting Important Files or Directories and Hiding them one by one can Prove to be very Frustrating or Irritating for Most of the Users Therefore Hiding Hard Disk Partition is the Best and Safest Alternative to Maintain Privacy of Your Data.So Here  is a Step by Step Guide on How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7 Without Using any Thrid Party Software.

How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP : Different Ways

Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP  Using Group Policy Editor

  • First of all Go to RUN and Open Group Policy Editor.Type ‘gpedit.msc’ in RUN Dialog Box to Open Group Policy Editor
  • Now Go to User Configuration and Select Administrative Templates as shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • After Selecting Administrative Templates  on the Right Hand Side You Will See ‘Windows Components’ Folder and Double Click on that Folder as shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • Scroll Down to the Bottom and Search For the Folder ‘ Windows Explorer’ and Double Click on that Folder as shown below in the imageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • Now Search For the Policy ‘Hide these Specified drives in My Folder’ and Double Click on that as shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • Select the Enabled Option and Select the Partitions that You Want to Hide Under the Option ‘Pick one of the Following Combinations’ as shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • You are all Done and You Have Successfully Hide Hard Disk Partitions

Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP Using Command Prompt

  • Run Command Prompt as an Administrator.You Must RUN Command Prompt as an Administrator to Use this Method Else it will not Work
  • Now Type the Following Commands One by One as Shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • Type ‘diskpart
  • Type ‘list volume
  • Type ‘select volume 7‘ (Note – Select the Volume/Partition That You Want to Hide Here I want to Hide the M Label Partition )
  • Type ‘remove letter m
  • It will Now Make Your M Label Drive Inaccessible and Will be Hidden

Note – You Can Unhide the Same Drive by Using the Command ‘assign letter m’ after Following all the Commands Upto Selection of Volume as shown in the above Image

Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP Using Registry Editor

  • Go to Run and Type ‘regedit’ in RUN Dialog Box
  • Now Search For the Key  – HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Now You Need to Create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value by Right Clicking in the Right Pane as Shown below in the ImageHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • Give a Name to the New Key i.e Hide Drives Or No Drives etc and Double Click on that
  • Now Switch to Decimal Mode and Type the Value to Hide the Specified Drive i.e To Hide Drive B type 2 in the Value Field As Shown BelowHow to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7
  • 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: 67108863

Note – If You want to Hide More Than One Drive then Enter the Sum of all the Values of the Drives For Example – If you Want to Hide Drive A,D,E then Type 25 (1+8+16) in the Value Field

Hide Hard Drive in Windows Using Third Party Software

You can Also Use Third Party Software’s to Hide Hard Disk Partitions in Windows.Here below is Some List of Free Tools to Hide Hard Disk Partition in Windows

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One thought on “How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista/XP : FIXED

  1. Thank you very much for this information. It was so long that i didn’t use this step. so i tried search on google. There i found you site. This information is very2 usefull. Especially to someone who like a little bit security n privacy. Last but no least, best regards for you

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