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Important tips to Hide your Partitions and Drives

How you can hide your system drives and from any other users. This technique is very useful when different users are using same computer and you want to safe your important drives by using this trick.

For that you can use windows XP TweakUI utility or registry editor to hide drives. To work with windows XP TweakUI go to Run command and type tweakui after that press enter. A small TweakUI interface will open with options to uncheck drives that you want hide. Click OK button to finish it. And you can also use registry editor to edit the computer registry to turn off the display of drives, but always be careful to when you work with computer registry.

The Follow given steps will help you to hide computer drives:


  • Here you will appear a small window locate the location to:

HKey_Current_User \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Current Version \ Policies \ Explorer

  • Here right click on right side of the Registry editor panel and add new DWORD then put its value 3FFFFFF.
  • Then close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

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in my lap top after i tried to hide my c drive the problem arise in my lap top i cannot access c drive file program even i canot copy edit it say c drive is not accessable.different error you are run out of c drive somtimes it say adminstrator password


What method did you use to hide the C drive? Reverse the process if possible. NEVER, NEVER, EVER hide the C drive, or practically everything you need to install, uninstall, or run will ultimately fail. You may have to reinstall your operating system.

Apr 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5879 Laptop

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pop up on computer says I have low disk space on hp-recovery(d) but I have nothing on that drive to get rid of


well..that's a drive that HP sets aside, as part of your c drive for recovery. you can back that up online, or elsewhere, and then wipe that part clean..if you like.. but be careful NOT to wipe the other side of the disk..

another approach, is to re partion the drive, but that's not something that I advise for just anyone.

May 07, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Unable to see my destop


This behavior may occur for one of the following reasons: • The Auto-hide the taskbar option has been selected for the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. • Your user account settings are corrupted. • The core files are damaged. • The Explorer.exe file does not load during startup.
RESOLUTION
loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Make sure that the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To determine whether the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, follow these steps: 1. Press CRTL+ESC. 2. If the Start menu appears, right-click the Start menu, and then click Properties. 3. Click the Taskbar tab, clear the Auto-hide the taskbar check box, and then click OK.
Method 2: Log on as a different user
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Log off as the current user, and try to log on to the computer as a different user. If logging on as different user resolves this problem, create a new user account, and try to copy the settings from the old user account to the newly created user account. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Restart the computer. When the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete, press F8. 2. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. 3. When you are prompted to select which operating system to start, select Microsoft Windows XP edition where edition is the edition of Windows XP that is installed, and then press ENTER. 4. On the To begin, click your user name screen, click Administrator. 5. Type the administrator password, and then click the arrow button.

Note In some cases, the Administrator password may be set to a blank password. In this case, do not enter a password before you click the arrow button. 6. Click Yes to close the message that states that Windows is running in safe mode. 7. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. 8. In the Computer Management (Local) list, expand Local Users and Groups. 9. Right-click the Users folder, and then click New User. 10. Type the user name and password in the appropriate boxes, and then retype the password in the Confirm password box.

Note If you do not want to assign a password to the user account, do not type a password in the Password or Confirm password boxes. 11. Click to clear the User must change password at next logon check box. 12. Click to select the Password never expires check box if you do not want the password to expire. 13. Click Create, click Close, and then exit the Computer Management snap-in. 14. Restart Windows as usual, and then log on as the new user that you created.If the issue is resolved, reinstall the programs that you want, and then copy the documents that you want from the My Documents folder of the old user account. To copy the contents of the My Documents folder of the old user account, follow these steps: Fore more details click here Thanks Iqbal

Mar 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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hide drive


go to run type gpedit.msc

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.


u can also hide with the help of computer managment.

Mar 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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