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Every device contains vulnerable content that users don’t want others to access. So rather than using the service of insecure third-party folder lock facilities, it’s better to implement an official tip/trick. And it’s better to hide the whole drive to protect it from different kinds of vulnerabilities.
Here, I’ll discuss a simple method to Hide and Unhide Any Drive in Windows 10. By drive I mean the partitions you are using on your computer to save various files and folders. But you’ll have to make some changes in the presented method because I’ve drafted it according to my storage partitions.
How Do I Hide and Unhide Any Drive in Windows 10?
Before moving on to our topic here, one thing needs to be done. You need to log in with an administrative account because this trick doesn’t work on a guest account. And for your knowledge, I’ll be using the command prompt, so you can implement the same method on Windows 7/8/8/1 OS.
Hiding a Drive
- Press Win + S keys from your keyboard.
- Type cmd in the available bar and select Run as administrator
- Now, first of all, execute the Diskpart command.
- Run List Volume inside the cmd interface.
- Execute the command depending upon your drive’s name.
- In my case, it’s D drive, so then I’ll have to execute Select Volume 2
- After the successful execution of the command, run Remove Letter D (replace D with your drive’s name)
- Thereafter, navigate to my computer to confirm the result.
Unhiding drive on Windows 10 is almost the same as the process of hiding it. You don’t need to reverse the process, but just simply execute a different command at the end. So on the last step rather than implying the Remove Letter command, you have to execute the Assign Letter D command. This will simply unhide the hidden drive and you’ll be able to access it easily.
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