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Windows 7: How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7?

23 Jun 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP


There's no reason to hide an external drive letter, just store the image there like any other file.

If you have any WD or Seagate HD involved then I'd use the free Acronis premium imaging program which is included.

Otherwise use Win7 backup imaging or Macrium - Image your system

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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31 Jan 2014   #12

Win 7 Pro 64bit
How do I hide a backup partition that doesn't have a drive letter

I've just had to reinstall windows 7 Pro on an Asus computer that had the backup files in a hidden partition. That partition is now showing in the folder list as drive F. I want to hide it but when I go to Disk Management it doesn't show a drive letter and when I right click all I get is a link to Help (which isn't much help!). Can anyone suggest a way of hiding it without removing it altogether?
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31 Jan 2014   #13

Win 7 Pro 64bit
hide partition solution found

I found a solution with some further research: it's at How To Hide Hard Drives And Partitions In Windows | Ghacks - very simple.
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24 Apr 2015   #14
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Brink, unfortunately, gpedit is not showing up for me.
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