Hide Entire Drive Partition By Removing The Drive Letter:
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(A) Remove Drive Letter Using Command Prompt:
Step 2: Click Yes in the pop-up box.
Step 3: Type “diskpart” on the command prompt and press Enter.
Step 4: Type “list volume” and press Enter which will show you the list of drives those connected with your system.
Step 5: Choose the drive carefully that you want to hide and then type the drive number after “select volume” and hit Enter.
For example – select volume 0
Step 6: Now type the letter associated with the respected drive after “remove letter” and press Enter again.
Example – remove letter H
Step 7: Type “exit” and hit Enter.
To access the drive again follow the above mention steps (steps 1 to 7) but in step 6 replace “remove letter” by “assign letter”
Example – assign letter H
(B) Remove Drive Letter Using Disk Management:
Step 3: Click on “Change Drive Letter and Paths“.
To unhide the drive again
Step 1: Run “Disk Management“
Step 2: Select and right-click on the drive that is already hidden(Generally its remains blank).
Step 3: Click on “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.
Step 4: Click on “Add” and select “Assign the following drive letter“
Step 5: Click on Ok. Additionally, you can also choose a different letter for the respective drive.
Hide Entire Drive Partition By Windows 10 Registry Editor:
Step 2: Type “regedit” on the box and then click on OK to run the Registry Editor.
Step 5: Again find Microsoft under Software and double-click on it.
Step 6: Similarly double-click on Windows.
Step 7: Then double-click on CurrentVersion.
Step 8: Double-click on Policies.
Step 9: Double-click on Explorer.
Step 10: Right-click on Explorer.
Step 11: Spot New and navigate DWORD (32-bit) Value then click on it.
Step 13: Double-click on NoDrive.
Step 14: Under the Base of the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value pop up box, check the box next to decimal.
Step 16: Now click OK and close the registry.
List of decimal values-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.
After restarting the computer the file will become hidden but it remains accessible. To undo the changes go to Registry Editor and delete NoDrives then reboot your system.
Hide Entire Drive Partition By Windows 10 Group Policy:
Another easiest way to hide the entire drive partition is by using group policy on Window 10. However, there are some limitations of using group policy; i.e., a limited number of drive combination are available here. To hide specific drives using Group Policy:
Step 1: Press “Win+R” key together and then type gpedit.msc.
Step 2: Now click Ok to open local group policy editor.
Step 3: Navigate through the following path
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer
Step 4: Find and double click on the Hide these specified drives in My Computer.
Step 5: Check Enable option
Step 6: Now under Options select the drive combinations you want to hide from the drop-down menu.
Step 7: Click Apply and then Ok.
Once you complete the above steps the specific drive combinations will not be visible on File Explorer. But remember that hiding entire drive using Windows 10 group policy means hiding drive by removing the drive icon only. You will still be able t access the drive content from the address bar of File Explorer or from Command prompt.
To unhide the drive follow the above steps (up to step 4) and check the Not Configured options
Plenty of third party applications are already there for Windows 10 where you can hide any files, folders or entire drive in a few click. But if you want to use Windows resources to hide those files, folders or drive then you can follow these tips.