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How to Hide Local Disk Drive

Learn how tech and non-tech person can hide a local disk and an external hard drive in Windows XP, 7/8 and above

Why you want to hide local disk or external drive…?

OR  why you want to lock your external drive…?

  Most of the people have important  files, data, videos, images, etc on their drive maybe it can be your  internal hard disk, external hard drive or USB pen drive  and you don’t want  to share that data to anyone or you want to protect from unauthorized access like from your siblings, parents etc.

In order to protect data from unauthorized access, you can make your hard drive lock or hide it. Here are the step you can follow to hide it:-


How to Hide Local Disk Drive in Windows PC

You can see a Local Disk(H) shown in picture and we will going to hide it


Hide Local Disk Drive

Go to your Desktop ->  My Computer icon  -> right click-> manage

Hide Local Disk Drive
Click on disk management

Select the drive you want to protect or hide -> right click


How to Hide Local Disk

change drive letter or paths -> click on remove

And your hard drive is locked , and no one can access it.


Example of Hide Local Disk Drive


If you want to reappear your hard drive  

Go to My Computer -> right click-> manage

Click on disk management

Select the drive ->  right click-> change drive letter or path-> Add -> any letter to it (Recommend  H).
Drive will get access to it.
If you face any problem please do comment us.

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