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Windows 7: how to make invisible the one mapped drive and not all the drives.

08 Aug 2012   #1
nikkpap

Thessaloniki
 
 
how to make invisible the one mapped drive and not all the drives.

hi i have two mapped drives from a server win2008 to a pc with 7 ultimate one with the letter K and the other with X both of them working and showing in the explorer on my computer so my Q is can i only make invisible the K and not all the mapped drives...
From the policies Registry ????

thanks in advanced.


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08 Aug 2012   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Yes, this is possible.

See METHOD THREE: Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums

Add a new REG_DWORD (32bit) to
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Call it NoDrives.

Add a decimal value to the key of 1024 to hide K: drive.

You can do all or any drives. A is 1, B is 2, C is 4. Each drive letter double the value.

So, if you put in the value of 3, you would hide A and B drives.

Get the idea?

Logoff/on or reboot and your drive should be hidden.

You realise of course that after hiding it you can probably only access the drive through the command line?

Of course, always back up your registry before making changes.

hth
Tanya
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09 Aug 2012   #3
nikkpap

Thessaloniki
 
 

thanks tanya for the replay it worked... but you can use the drive from the file path from the explorer too not only from the cmd...

thanks again nikos
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