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Windows 7: I would like to hide my Windows 7 partition ?

17 Jan 2010   #31
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
You can't hide a whole partition from something low level like the Computer Management tool.
what i should have said is with the right program the drive would be locked from changes by computer management. so windows explorer and any programs being installed would not see it.

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17 Jan 2010   #32

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Ok,, here's the deal....

You can hide the drive,, it may not even show up in computer management,,, but,, can still be gotten to and accessed using something like BartPE.

You can use the security of NTFS to keep people out of folders and files, but again, with the right tools, they aren't fully secured. (see last 2 sentences)

If hiding partitions the way you are attempting was a viable solution for any kind of security, believe me, it would be all over the net and utilized heavily to thwart hack attacks, among other things.

So, there are things that can be done, but not in the way you are looking for.

Hence, Bitlocker and Truecrypt type tools as well as bio-security.

The only fully secure PC is one that is not used for anything.
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