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Windows 7: Dual boot - how to hide files

17 May 2012   #1
mtg27

xp
 
 
Dual boot - how to hide files

hey i just split my (originally xp) hdd to 2 partitions C and D.. i have my regular xp on C and I installed 7 on D..

but the problem is that i dont want any files/folders to be seen when im on xp.. so basically i wanna hide everything that win7 has and when im on xp i dont wanna see the files/folders.. thank you


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17 May 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello mtg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below in each OS instead to hide the drive letter as it shows in Computer for the other OS.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 May 2012   #3
mtg27

xp
 
 

hey @Brink thanks for the response i did the same exact thing but it didnt work.. i can still view the files and folders from my xp ... any idea why?
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17 May 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange. Did you restart the computer afterwards to apply?

If so, then you can give METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to hide the other drive letter in each OS instead.

Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums
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17 May 2012   #5
mtg27

xp
 
 

hey bro thanks again.. this method worked perfectly but the problem is that i wanna be able to see my D drive when im on win7 which is on D lol
i just dont want my D to be seen from xp side.. is that possible
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17 May 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For that, you would need to boot into XP instead, open the My Computer window to see what drive letter Windows 7 has (should be D ), then hide say D while in XP.
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18 May 2012   #7
mtg27

xp
 
 

yup just the way i wanted.. can i give you a big hug now ? no homo lol
no seriously thanks man
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18 May 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that got it sorted.
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