How to Hide a Drive in Windows So that No One Will Know it’s There

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When you add a drive to your PC, by default it gets a drive letter, whether it is a removable drive or even a fixed hard drive inside of your PC. Lets take a look at how we can hide these drives.

Note: This will completely hide the drive, even from you. You’ll have to open up disk management to un-hide it.

To hide a drive you need to open a disk management snap-in, to do this right click on computer and select manage.

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When the computer management MMC opens, double click on the storage option.

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Now choose to open the disk management snap-in.

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When the disk management console opens, look for the drive that you want to hide in the bottom section of the  snap-in. Right click on it and choose the Change Drive Letter and Paths.. option from the context menu.

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When the dialog box pops up hit the remove button so that it does not have a drive letter.

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You will be prompted warning you that programs that use drive letters will no longer function, choose yes to continue.

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That’s all there is to it guys, now when you go to My Computer the drive will be gone.

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Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+