Hello Guys ,
I am going to tell you how to Hide Hard Drive Partition from prying eyes. You might have noticed this in cyber cafe , office and may be in colleges that in their computer only C drive is visible and all the other drives are hidden.
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You can either create a hidden folder and then add your private files to it or the most convenient way is to hide hard drive partition and above all it is very easy to do that . First I will tell you to how to hide hard drive partition in windows 8 then we will see how to do it in windows 7 (will also work in windows XP ) as most of you might be using either of the two.
Move your cursor to the desktop icon of my computer.Right click and select manage as I have done here in the screenshot below.
After clicking on manage a screen will pop up , then under computer management select storage.
Now double click on disk management.
Here you will see all your hard drives listed. Select the hard drive you want to hide , like here I want to hide my G hard drive. Right click on the hard drive and select the option change drive letter and paths.
Similarly you can also select any of hard drives , you can also hide your C drive if you want to.
After clicking on it you will get a pop up. Select remove and then select yes to confirm.
After doing that your hard drive will be hidden from public view. However this is not completely secure but you can adopt this technique to save your confidential files from maximum users because most of the users will still not be able to dig deep and find your hidden drive.
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If you are using windows 7 then there is a slightly different mechanism to Hide Hard Drive Partition.Follow the steps give below to Hide Hard Drive Partition in Windows 7.
Open your run , type gpedit.msc in run and press enter. You will see a prompt opening up like shown below in this screenshot.
Now on the left side you will see a user configuration option , below that there is an option windows settings.Click on the + sign beside the windows settings option to open its tree.
After clicking on the + sign you will see lot of options, click on the windows explorer . After clicking on windows explorer go to right hand side and there will be an option hide these specified drives in my computer like shown in this screenshot.
Open it and then select your drive you want to hide. After that select enable because by default it is not enabled.
Select your drive in the drop down list which is given and then click OK. After following these steps you will see that your drives will be hidden from public view.
This again is not completely secure but it can save your confidential files from maximum number of users.You can yourself try many other option in gpedit.msc.
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