Hiding Partition in Windows®
What is disk partitioning? How can you hide the partition in Windows?
In order to provide good storage mechanism, you can partition you hard disk into different logical units. You could also keep your full hard disk as one partition. During the installation of a Windows Operating system, you could divide your system hard disk into any number of logical units. Logical units are commonly named as Local Disk (C :), Local Disk (D :) etc. Normally Local Disk (C :) stores the Operating system file and the application program file installed in your system. Your system keeps a partition table to store the details about the Windows partition. If you want to hide your Windows partition, you could use many methods in Windows Operating systems.
Discussed below are methods to hide partition in Windows:
- Hide using DOS
- Hide using group policy editor
- Use partition manager software
Hide using DOS
In order to perform hard disk partition, you need to open 'Start' and select 'Run'. In the Run text box, you need type diskpart. It would display a DOS window. In the DOS window, you need to type a list volume at the end of DISKPART> command. It would list all the partitions in your system. Then you need to select the partition which you want to hide. After displaying a message indicating the details about the selected partition, you need to type Remove Letter partition name. Finally, you need to restart your system.
Hide using group policy editor
To perform hard disk partition, you need to open 'Start' and select 'Run'. In the Run text box, you need to type gpedit.msc to open 'Group policy editor'. Then you need to select 'User Configuration' and click the '+' sign next to it. From the list of options, you need to select the '+' sign next to Administrative Template. After selecting 'Windows Components', you need to select 'Windows Explorer'. From the given window, you need to double-click on 'Hide these specific drives in my computer'. Then you need to select the arrow next to the 'Restrict All Drives' option and select the drives you want to hide. Finally, you need to select the 'Apply' button.
Partition manager helps you to hide partitions more easily and safely. The features and functions of partition manager include options to enlarge the partitions available in your hard drive to optimize the system performance, Resize/Move Partition, Create Partition, Convert dynamic disk to basic disk, Hide and Unhide Partitions, Explore FAT/NTFS partition, Convert primary partition to logical etc. So, you need to download a partition manager that is compatible with your system set-up. With the 'Hide' option, you can easily hide your partition.
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