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Windows 7: Hiding HDD's in explorer?

31 Mar 2010   #1
hagatha

Win7 64
 
 
Hiding HDD's in explorer?

Greetings,

In Windows Explorer I have 2 HDD partitions (one for each HDD) that are listed in the file/folder tree. They are the "System Reserve" partitions that are 100mb each. I'm sure these partitions are required, and can't be deleted...

I would like to just remove them from the tree.. "hide" them while in explorer... is this possible?

thanks
hagatha


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31 Mar 2010   #2
andru183

UBUNTU/win 7/ xp sp2
 
 

If you use them as storage you can take them offline and put em back on as you want

right click on my computer and click manage
go to Storage=>Disk Management=>
find the one you want to take offline
right click on it and selct offline

when you want to use it again you can set it back to online without having to restart
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31 Mar 2010   #3
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Actually you can simply remove their drive letters (from the same place that andru suggested). If a partition has no drive letter it won't show in Explorer.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
hagatha

Win7 64
 
 

Removing the drive letter worked... thanks... I wonder why Windows finds it necessary to add drive letters to those small partitions?

Thanks
hagatha
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01 Apr 2010   #5
andru183

UBUNTU/win 7/ xp sp2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Actually you can simply remove their drive letters (from the same place that andru suggested). If a partition has no drive letter it won't show in Explorer.
fantastic, i didnt know that but im goina use it thanks
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