Monday, 17 March 2014

How to hide/unhide drive in Window 7 laptops

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If you want to hide or unhide drive or partition of the laptop or PCs operated on the Windows 7 operating system. Most of the time you want to store important files and folder and want to hide these files from the unknown person then either you can install the folder lock software. But if you want to hide your driver directly then you have to follow the simple steps which are described below.

How to hide Drive

Here are the step by step procedures to hide the drives of the Windows 7 laptop or PCs.

First of click on the Win or start button on the task bar.

After that right click on the ‘Computer’ and select the ‘Manage’ option from the different option and click on it.

After clicking on the Manage option select the Disk Management option display on the left side of screen and click on it. Now you will see the lists of the entire driver on the right side.

Now select the drive which you want to hide drive and right click on it and select the option ‘Change Driver and Path’ and click on it.

When you click on this option then you have to click on the remove option and select the yes or ok option.

Now your drive will be hidden from the system. You can check it by pressing the Win + E key and you will see that drive will be hidden from the list.

These steps are only applicable with windows Vista and Windows 7 home basic.

How to unhide the drive

Previously you have learnt about how to hide the drive, but if you want to unhide the hidden drive then follow the below mention steps:

First two steps are similar as mention above. After that click on the Disk Management option shown on the left side and the entire partitions will be seen and drive which you have hide will be display as blank drive.

After that select and right click on the hide drive and change the drive letter and path by clicking on it.

After that in the next panel you have to add and press Ok.

Now the hidden drive will be un-hide and you can access it.

So these are the basic steps to hide the drive in the Windows Vista and 7, if you have any problem then you can ask by commenting.

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