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Windows 7: How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7?

30 May 2009   #1
angus1000

Windows 7
 
 
How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7?

I've seen some posts on hiding all the drive letters but this isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking to hide specific drives & partitions.

I have a PC which shows not only my C: drive for Windows 7 but also various Vista drives & partitions - when I boot into Windows 7.

So, how do I hide my D:, E:, F:, etc. drives which are for Vista? I don't want to see them when I'm in Windows 7.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Angus


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30 May 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

The tutorial for vista still applies to windows 7. Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums
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08 Nov 2011   #3
Jawad Khan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is a simple way to hide and unhide Disk Drive Partitions from My Computer in any version of windows. This deosn't work with Windows OS that cannot support NTFS.


See: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html


How to hide a partition in Windows?
  • Right-Click on My Computer [Computer in Windows Vista and Windows 7]
  • Click on Manage
  • From the list of options Click on Disk Management that will be located in the left-bottom section
  • All your hard disk and its partitions will be show in the right hand side
  • Right-Click on the partition that you want to hide and select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on "Remove" and click "Yes"
  • Your drive will now be hidden in my computer

To unhide the drive :
  • Go to Disk Management Right-Click on the hidden partition [there will not be a drive letter on the hidden drive] again select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on add and select an appropriate drive letter.
  • Click Ok
  • Now the drive is unhided.
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03 Jan 2013   #4
ZeffanTM

windows 7
 
 

"
  • Right-Click on the partition that you want to hide and select "Change Drive Letters and Path"
  • Click on "Remove" and click "Yes"
  • Your drive will now be hidden in my computer"


BZZZZTT!!! WRONG!


If you try that with the C: drive, you get the message "Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed."


I guess it's time for you to go back to Windows 101 class.
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03 Jan 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Of course you can`t remove the C: you silly

I`m sure the OP meant all the other partitions, why did you dig up this over a year old thread.

Your 1st post and you try to insult a member ? Not good
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03 Jan 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to the Forum. You are posting on a old thread. That being said you might want to read in post #1
So, how do I hide my D:, E:, F:, etc. drives which are for Vista? I don't want to see them when I'm in Windows 7
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Being respectful of others would be a good place to start.
Have a nice day.
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24 Mar 2013   #7
hmazuji

all sorts of windows and linux distros
 
 

thanks. this is exactly the information i needed. i use to do this with tweak ui, but i hear win 7 doesn't have one of those. it comes in handy for multiboot, as the op pointed out. it is also useful to hide backup partitions, as many of the large manufacturers configure their systems.
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15 May 2013   #8
drtao

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hiding a drive in Win7 Ult...

I have a 60gb SSD drive that I use as a scratch drive for Photoshop and other programs, and I was wondering if I hide the drive from "My Computer" in Windows 7 will it still be usable as a scratch drive?

I just don't want to keep seeing it when I open the file manager or My Computer, because every once and a while I click on it when I don't want to.

Thanks in advance!
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16 May 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

But if you want to use it, it should be there, no reason to hide it.

If you hide it, you will have to go into disk management to use it.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/15...de-unhide.html

Use the above instructions
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23 Jun 2013   #10
cheesum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi - i just finished a clean installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits on UEFI mode. Now, the laptop is in a pristine condition with all the drivers + my favourite software. So, now i want to create a base line image and treat this as a factory/ stock copy and in times of emergency, just to revert back to this stock copy to restore the laptop.

My plan is to store this system image on an external hard disk which is formatted as GPT and then hide this partition. Do you think this will work?
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