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How To Hide Hard Drive In Computer Without Using Software

 Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Sometimes you have some personal data on your hard drive and you don’t want to anyone to this, and it becomes necessary for you to hide it.

Do you want to hide hard drive from your computer, so that no one can approach it? Today I’m gonna show you how to hide your drive without using any software or third-party.

There are many software on the market which are used to hide hard drive on the computer. But actually, you don’t need to buy any of them, because you can do it very easily by doing some easy steps.
Basically, there are two main methods to hide a drive on the computer:

  • Manually Hide Drive In Computer
  • Hide Drive In Computer Using CMD

So let’s start.

Here I will Hide E drive as an example.

 Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Manually Hide Drive From The Computer

Open Computer Managment

Open your desktop and right click on my computer option. A list of options will be shown to you. Just find the manage option and press the enter button.
 Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Open Disk Managment

When you will click on manage option, a new window will have arrived on your computer screen. Find the ‘ Disk Management ‘ option on the left side of the window.
Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Change Drive Letter and Paths

After clicking on disk management, a list of drives attached to your computer will arrive. As I’m showing you to hide E drive as an example then I used it here, Otherwise, you should select the required drive name which you want to hide instead of E here. Click on Change Drive Letter and Paths in options arrived.Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Remove The Drive

When You will click on Change Drive Letter and Paths option, A new tab will be opened showing you options including Add, Change, and Remove.

You just click on remove. On clicking remove option your computer will ask you to confirm your choice, click on yes option.

 Hide Hard Drive In Computer

 Hide Hard Drive In Computer

After pressing yes option your Drive will be hidden from my computer. But keep in mind that it will be only hidden from MY Computer but not lose your data from the certain drive.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Show Hidden Drive

Open Computer Managment

First of all open home screen of your computer and right click on my computer icon. A list of options will be shown to you. Just find the manage option and click on it.

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Open Disk Managment

When you will click on manage option, a new window will arrive on your computer screen. Find the ‘ Disk Management ‘ option in the left side of the window.

Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Open Change Drive Letter and Paths

When you will click on disk management, a list of drives attached to your computer will show on screen. A blank drive will be shown on the top of the list. This is actually the drive that is hidden on your computer. Just right click on it and click on Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Hide Hard Drive In Computer

Step 4:

A New window will be opened when you will click on change drive letter and paths. Click on Add. A new window will be arrived on the screen asking you to confirm. Confirm by clicking on the ok button.

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Hide Hard Drive In Computer

After confirmation, your hidden drive will start showing in your My Computer folder.

Hide Hard Drive In Computer With CMD

CMD stands for Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe. It is the command-line interpreter on windows operating system. We can also remove shortcut virus using cmd. Methos is as follows.

Open Run Prompt

Press ‘WIN+R’ button, a new window will appear on computer screen. Now Type ‘CMD’ in this new window and hit Enter button.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Type “diskpard”

On Pressing enter command prompt will appear on the screen. Now type “diskpart” and press the enter button.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Type “List volume”

Again a new window will appear after pressing enter. Write “List volume” right after the diskpart> and press the enter.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Step 4:

When you will type list volume list of drives will appear on-screen. Now select the required disk that you want to hide from your computer. Here for this tutorial, I m hiding E drive as an example. Therefore I type “select volume e”. You should replace the word “E” with the title of your required disk. Press the enter button.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Step 5:

Type ” remove letter E “ And Enter. Again note that I m hiding E Drive as an example, you should use the name of the required drive which you want to hide from the computer.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

Your drive will be hidden after this.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

HOW TO GET THE DRIVE BACK?

If you want to restore the hidden drive, Follow first 4 steps of the same process and in 5th step type assign letter E instead of remove letter E.
Your hidden drive will be restored.

Hide Drives In Computer With CMD

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Syed Moin Ali

Hello My Name is Syed Moin Ali and I am the founder of PC Learnings Here on this blog I write about Blogging, SEO, Internet Tricks, Social Networking Site, and Make Money

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