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is there a way using windows 7, so that i can hide a drive partition so that programs can still read and write to it but it doesnt show up with all other drives, i want to do this as i have a seperate partition for music which i dont need to look through as i just use the library in windows media player.
can anybody please point me in the right direction of how to do this with wondows 7 or with freeware
thanks in advance
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post #2 of 11
Highly doubt you can do so. Since you say that you have programs that read/write to it.
post #3 of 11
i believe this method will work.
http://indygizmo.com/hide-drive-part...ommand-prompt/

i've used it to hide partitions before. window should still be able to read/write to it because you are only removing the icon from the windows GUI. if it gives you problems accessing the drive, then you can use that same method to restore it.
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didnt work, it stopped me from accessing it and removed the drive letter but the icon was still visible in the gui, any other ideas?
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Originally Posted by lolmattylol View Post
didnt work, it stopped me from accessing it and removed the drive letter but the icon was still visible in the gui, any other ideas?
I would have suggested that, removing the drive letter. But I knew it wouldn't allow you to use the drive. Unfortunately, there is no way to do so.
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it does hide the drive, but it also hides my c drive (another partition from the same drive is still vissible)
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aha ive donje it, thanks so much, i must of entered the wrong number
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1. Open Computer Management
2. Go to Disk Management
3. Shrink your existing partition and then create a new partition in the free space
4. Instead of mounting it with a Drive letter select to mount it under a directory

Using this I have two small drives mounted under program files for games and one under my documents.
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thats not what i was looking for but thanks anyway, already knew about that, as ive already made the partitions
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