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Hide drives in your computer

Hi,

we all know how to hide the folders, using windows hiding feature or using some softwares..

but, we can also hide the entire drive.. others cant know that there is such a drive..

Follow the steps below to hide a drive..

Please be careful in performing these steps:

Click on start
click on Run
Type in " gpedit.msc " (group policy), without quotes

Click on Administrative templates under user Configuration in the left pane
Click on Windows Components
Click on Windows Explorer
you will see the list on the right side..

Select " Hide these specified drives in my computer"
Double click it
select enabled
select the drive which u want to hide
click on Apply and OK

now refresh or close and open the my computer, the drive will be hidden..


Hope this will be usefull..


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and select Administrative Templates under User Configuration.->Windows Components->Windows Explorer->Hide These Specified Drives in my computer->Right Click->Properties->enabled and select drive which u want hide.


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