May 092009

One of my friend told me this cool trick through which you can protect your private data from any novice user who uses your system in your absence. The good thing about this procedure is that it don’t need any software package which should be installed before you may hide the drives. Just follow these simple steps to hide and then unhide the volumes.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open command prompt by typing CMD in RUN
  2. Type DISKPART
  4. Now the next step is to select the Volume no. to hide. Suppose you want to hide E drive.
  6. Type REMOVE LETTER E. This will hide your E drive.
  7. Inorder to show the hidden volume again type ASSIGN LETTER E


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I checked all the commands in Windows XP. After you may hide or show the volume from the above procedure, there is no need to restart the system. Changes will take effect instantly.

3 Responses to “How to Protect Your Private Data By Hiding Your Hard-Drives?”

  1. Saad Zulfiqar says:

    That is great
    I think my problem is solved now
    Thanks alot for this post

  2. Pete says:

    Will this work with Vista?

  3. Rupali says:

    Nice post….Thanks for the information…

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