Free to Hide Disk Partition in Windows XP Vista 7 8 10

You can hide any partition on a Windows computer to protect important data stored on it from being accessed or modified by unwanted persons. This page will share all free methods to hide hard disk partition in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Free to Hide Disk Partition with Windows Disk Management

Windows Disk Management is Windows built-in tool to manage disk with an easy way on your computer. You can hide disk partition with Disk Management in Windows by following the steps below:

Step1. Open Disk Management on your computer.

Step2. Right click the partition you want to hide and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.

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Step3. Click Remove button and then click Yes button to confirm to remove the drive letter.

click change

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After removing the drive letter of selected partition, this partition would only show in Disk Management with no drive letter, but it would not show up in File Explorer.

You can unhide the partition by adding a drive letter to the partition so that it would be visible in File Explorer.

Free to Hide Partition from Command Prompt

To hide partition from Command Prompt, it is necessary to know how to access Command Prompt under different Windows OS. Then follow the steps below:

Step1. Type diskpart and press Enter button after opening Command Line.

Step2. Type list volume > select volume number (e.g. list volume > select volume 3)

Step3. Type remove volume number (e.g. remove volume f)

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Free to Hide Hard Disk Drive from Windows Registry

Another way to hide hard disk drive is to run Windows Registry. Now, follow the steps below to hide disk partition from Windows Registry:

Step1. Press Windows + R > type regedit and press Enter button to run Windows Registry

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Step2. Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Step3. Right click Explorer New > DWORD Value (32-bit) and name it as NoDrives.

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Step4. Double click this drive and enter the following values to hide the partition you want:
A – 1, B – 2, C – 4, D – 8, E – 16, F – 32, G – 64

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Step5. Exist the Windows Registry and then reboot your computer so that the selected drive will be hidden.

Free to Hide Partition from Group Policy

Group Policy is another Windows tool that you can use to hide a partition, but it is not available for all Windows computers. Therefore, you can try to open Group Policy on your computer and follow the steps below to hide partition:

Step1. Click Start button > Run > type gpedit.msc and press Enter button to open Group Policy.

gpedit

Step2. Click Local Group Policy and then User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Component \Windows Explorer

Step3. Click Hide these specified drives in My Computer in the right pane and double click it.

Step4. Click Enabled option and then select the drive you want to hide. Then, click Ok button.

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You may need to reboot your computer in order to hide the selected partition successfully.

Free to Hide Volume with Partition Software

All methods recommended above enables you to hide disk volume for free in Windows. If you want to look for a much easier solution for hiding any partition, you can use IM-Magic Partition Resizer. It is a freeware that is able to hide volume on Windows PC within two simple steps:

Step1. Right click the partition that you want to hide and select "Hide Partition" option.

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Step2. Confirm to hide the selected partition and click "Apply Changes" button.

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Free Hide Disk Partition in Windows XP

Windows XP is Microsoft Windows operating system that was developed 2001. Some methods mentioned above might be not available in Windows XP, in which situation you can use the partition magic software to hide volume in Windows XP.

Hide Partition in Windows Vista for Free

It seems like that there are not many people using Windows Vista, but the software is still available for Windows Vista users for hiding disk volume.

Hide Volume in Windows 7 for Free

Do you want to hide any partition of hard disk in Windows 7? The similar method is useful in Windows 7 to hide disk volume.

Free to Hide Disk Drive in Windows 8 / 10

How to hide partition in Windows 8 / 10? You can select any of methods above.

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