How to Hide Hard Drive on Desktop

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

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

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 hide hard drive lock. Here are the step you can follow to hide it:-


How to Hide Hard Drive in Windows PC

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


hide hard drive

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

Hide Local Disk Drive
Click on disk management
hide hard drive

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

How to Hide Local Disk

change drive letter or paths -> click on remove

hide hard drive
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

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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