How to Find Hidden Partition or Hide Partition in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Dec 05, 2018 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Are you looking for a way to hide an important partition to store confidential files in Windows 10? Forget how to unhide a hidden partition when you need to use the stored data on it? 

Usually, Windows users would like to set the partition as the hidden partition which would be invisible to most ordinary users so to protect important data or files from being deleted, formatted or lost due to unknown reasons. When users need to use the files or data stored in the hidden files, they would have to find and unhide the partition.

So now you may wonder how can you hide or unhide a partition in Windows 10, 8 or 7 PCs? Free and easy methods for hiding or unhiding partitions are available here now. Just follow below-offered methods to find hidden partitions or hide partition with ease now.

Part 1. Hide partition for free in Windows 10/8/7

Here you'll have two methods to hide partitions in Windows 10, 8 or 7 computers: hide partition with disk management tool or hide partition with free partition manager software.

Method 1. Hide partition with Disk Management tool

This method is quite simple but you need to very careful while hiding the partition. Or false operation may get your partition deleted by mistake.

  • Right-click This PC/My Computer and select Manage;
  • Click Disk Management;
  • Select and right-click the partition that you want to hide and choose Change Drive Letter and Path...
  • Tap: Remove and click OK.

Hide partition.

There, your partition will show as New Volume in Disk Management and will not show up in your PC anymore. 

Method 2. Hide partition with free partition manager software

If you are not quite familiar with the Disk Management tool, you can also apply a third party software such as free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free to hide partition for free:

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition you want to hide, and choose "Hide" from the drop-down menu.

Hide Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Then you will see a window showing the notification. Check it and click "OK" to continue.

Hide Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-right corner, check the changes, then click "Apply" to hide your partition.

Hide Partition - Step 3

Now that you've successfully hide important data with the partition in your PC.
When you want to find the hidden partition and use confidential files, you can follow Part 2 to unhide partition.

Part 2. Find hidden or unhide partitions in Windows 10/8/7 

In this part, you'll also have 2 methods to find hidden partitions or unhide in Windows 10, 8 or 7 with ease.

Method 1. Unhide partitions with Disk Management Tool without a drive letter

  • Right-click on This PC/My Computer and click on Manage;
  • Select New Volume - the partition which you've hidden previously and right-clicking it by selecting Change Drive Letter and Paths for New Volume;
  • Tab Add to assign the drive letter for the partition to unhide it;

Unhide partition.

  • Assign the drive letter for the hidden partition such as F and hit OK;

Find hidden partition in Windows 10/8/7.

Then your hidden partition will show up in PC and work as a normal partition to store data for you again.

Method 2. Find hidden partitions in Windows 10/8/7 with free partition manager software

EaseUS free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free will simply help you unhide hidden partition with ease:

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 Windows 10 is supported

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and right-click the New Volume which you hide previously;
2. Select Unhide partition and click OK;
3. Then click Apply and restart the computer to keep all changes in your PC.

After this, you'll be able to read and use data in the previously hidden partition again. 

 
 

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