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Windows 7: How do I hide a disk/partition which has a custom drive letter?

10 Aug 2014   #1
Daemon6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (Desktop), Windows 7 Home 64 bit (Laptop)
 
 
How do I hide a disk/partition which has a custom drive letter?

Hello all,

I've been trying to find a way to hide my swap partition, but all available information on doing so either leads to group policy editing (which only has various combinations of the drive letters A, B, C, D, E for hiding), drive letter removal (which is an untenable solution given that the swap partition is only usable with a drive letter to tie it to), or registry editing (which is as untenable as the other two).

I have attempted all three with no perceivable solution.

Thanks

For reference: My swap partition's drive letter is S:


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10 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From your specs. What does that mean?

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
Quote:
Windows 7 Home 64 bit (Laptop)
This tutorial by Golden would be helpful.

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10 Aug 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If that partition has a letter, it will always be 'visible'.
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10 Aug 2014   #4
Daemon6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (Desktop), Windows 7 Home 64 bit (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From your specs. What does that mean?

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
Quote:
Windows 7 Home 64 bit (Laptop)
This tutorial by Golden would be helpful.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Taken out of context it would be confusing, yes... Considering, however, that the full text is: "Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (Desktop), Windows 7 Home 64 bit (Laptop), I think it should be fairly clear that it means that I have a desktop with windows 7 pro, and a laptop with windows 7 home.
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10 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Daemon6 I'm sorry I put you through all the trouble of explaining it to a simpleton like me.

Have a nice day.
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