11 August 2009

How to Hide Drives and Partitions?

You can hide your system partitions or drives from other users. This tip is very useful if different type of users are using same computer then you can protect your important drives with this trick from any illegal action. You can use windows XP TweakUI utility or registry editor to hide drives. To work with windows XP TweakUI go to Run and type tweakui then press enter. A small TweakUI interface will open with options to uncheck drives that you want hidden. Click OK to finish it.

You can also use registry editor to edit the computer registry to turn off the display of drives, but be careful to work with computer registry.

Follow the given steps to hide computer drives:

- First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

- Here locate the location to:
HKey_Current_User \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows
\ Current Version \ Policies \ Explorer

- Here right click on right side of Registry editor panel and add new DWORD then put its value 3FFFFFF.

Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.



Coolbuster August 12, 2009 at 7:17 AM  

Good post except that it doesn't offer how to show the drives and partitions again. Nevertheless, it's informative.

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