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Windows 7: How can I make a shorcut to a hidden drive/partition with no letter???

13 Aug 2013   #1
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
How can I make a shorcut to a hidden drive/partition with no letter???

Okay so I managed to figure out all my problems with my partitions and my computer not starting and I am finally at the last step. I have a partition made specifically for Minecraft with a smaller cluster size so it runs faster...

Now I would like it so this drive has no letter so everyone doesn't see the Minecraft drive on there accounts (in-case they say whats that oh delete etc...). So how can I create a shortcut to the launcher in this drive without allowing the drive to have a letter???

Regards, Radical924


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13 Aug 2013   #2
YoYo155

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How about a security setting?

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13 Aug 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
how can I create a shortcut to the launcher
If this launcher is an .exe, just right click on that .exe and you will see.
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13 Aug 2013   #4
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
how can I create a shortcut to the launcher
If this launcher is an .exe, just right click on that .exe and you will see.
See what? The drive letter will be hidden so if I made a link to the bat launcher now ithe shortcut would break once the drive is hidden... I want to make a shortcut to the already hidden drive... Any ideas?
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13 Aug 2013   #5
YoYo155

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, I suggested not to have the drive hidden rather change it's security settings
so that only you will have access to it thus no other user will be able to accidentally modify any of the files inside.
(see post above)
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13 Aug 2013   #6
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
Yes, I suggested not to have the drive hidden rather change it's security settings
so that only you will have access to it thus no other user will be able to accidentally modify any of the files inside.
(see post above)
But is there not a way to hide it completely and still have a shortcut too it that is what I am wondering? I know I could just do security permissions but again they will be like oh why is that there etc... you get the idea......
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13 Aug 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I'd use YoYo's solution first to test how it works for you.
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13 Aug 2013   #8
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd use YoYo's solution first to test how it works for you.
Okay I'll try it out I just don't know if it will work for my parents lol... Minecraft why is that here? No delete that.... you get it but maybe it'll be fine...

EDIT:

Oh yeah we are all admins so... they don't need to enter in a password... I would remove admin privileges but then I would always get asked about UAC... If there was a way to have an admin account with no password but then have a password at login (After I logged in) then it would work perfectly... Although I am sure they have no clue about the security thing but again it would be better if it was hidden that way I don't get asked about it all the time...
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13 Aug 2013   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is this your PC?

If not ask your parents if you can have this game on the PC and allay any fears they may have that it will craftily take over and mine your home.

If it's your PC ask them to respect that you have this program you want left alone, then install it normally to avoid problems.

Maybe compromise and install Scrabble for them.
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13 Aug 2013   #10
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this your PC?

If not ask your parents if you can have this game on the PC and allay any fears they may have that it will craftily take over and mine your home.

If it's your PC ask them to respect that you have this program you want left alone, then install it normally to avoid problems.

Maybe compromise and install Scrabble for them.
You don't understand my father will say yes then one day he'll be like what is this???!!! and be like remove it or something I just don't want that happening... Idk though but is there anyway possible to link to the hidden drive... Maybe by its name or something? It would just be the best thing to do.

Oh and if it isn't possible I guess I'll have to settle with the permissions thing... But if there is a way please do tell......
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