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How To Hide Drive In Windows Without Any Software

There are lots of reasons why you want to hide drive on your computers. One of the main reasons is your secret data which you don’t want to share among others especially your friends and also don’t want to let them know that you have some hidden files. One more reason is that you have dual boot your system and want for hide the drive containing files from other system. Fortunately, Microsoft provides a feature For Drive drives in your pc as they do not exist. This feature is not clear to users and can’t access easily, in order to do that you have to do some changes to the core of windows. In order to do that you need to perform some registry tweaks. Windows Registry is a progressive database that stores setup settings and choices on Microsoft Windows working frameworks. It contains settings for low-level working framework parts and for applications running on the stage that have selected to utilize the Registry.

In this article I am going to provide a process of hiding drives on your pc. To do so, follow these simple steps

First launch the Registry Editor, press Window+R and run dialog will be appeared, type regedit in the provided text box and hit enter or click ok, then you will be prompted for user access control, click Yes and Registry Editor window will appear.

 

In the Registry Editor window navigate to the following key from the left panel :

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

 

In the right pane just right click and create new DWORD value with the name ‘NoDrives’.

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NOTE : Since, the values are case sensitive, keep the name exactly to the given one i.e use capital N and D in between.

 

Now, double click this newly created DWORD value that is ‘NoDrives’ in order to modify its data value.

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Use the following hexadecimal values For Drive specific drives.

For Drive A – 1

For Drive B – 2

For Drive C – 4

For Drive D – 8

For Drive E – 10

For Drive F – 20

For Drive G – 40

For Drive H – 80

For Drive I – 100

For Drive J – 200

For Drive K – 400

For Drive L – 800

For Drive M – 1000

For Drive N – 2000

For Drive O – 4000

For Drive P – 8000

For Drive Q – 10000

For Drive R – 20000

For Drive S – 40000

For Drive T – 80000

For Drive U – 100000

For Drive V – 200000

For Drive W – 400000

For Drive X – 800000

For Drive Y – 1000000

For Drive Z – 2000000

For Drive A & B only – 3

For Drive A, B & C only – 7

For Drive A, B, C & D only – f

For Drive all drives – 3ffffff

After that click OK and reboot your system to get the result.

In order to recover your drives back perform some backtracking, navigate to the same path in registry editor and delete the DWORD value you just created i.e. No Drives.

 

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