How to Hide Hard Drive

Learn how tech and a non-tech person can hide hard drive and an external hard drive in Windows 10, 8,7 and all you can explore hidden drive on a PC

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 a drive in Windows 10

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

Go to your “Windows Desktop” and right-click on This PC icon and then select “Manage”

hide hard drive

Click on Disk management from the left panel

Select the drive you want to protect or hide then right-click on it

Change drive letter or paths -> click on remove

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

How to view hidden drive from computer management

If you want to reappear your hard drive or you want to see the hidden drive

Go to your “Windows Desktop” and right-click on This PC icon and then select “Manage”

Click on disk management

You will see all the drive and partion on your PC.

To reappear the drive select the drive ->  right-click-> change drive letter or path-> Add -> any letter to it (Recommend  H). Drive will get access to it.

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