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

Tracy King updated on Jul 28, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Are you looking for a tutorial on how to show hidden partition in Windows 10? Have you forgotten how to unhide a hidden partition when you need to use the stored data on it?

When you can't view a partition in File Explorer but can find it in Disk Management, the first thing you should check is that whether the disk partition is hidden or not. In Windows 10, 8, or 7. 3 causes can result in a hidden partition:

  • Windows users set a partition as hidden 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.
  • Partitions are hidden by a third party program.
  • Partitions are hidden by the manufacturer for system protection, such as Recovery Partition and OEM Partition.

If you want to unhide partitions on Windows 10/8/7, two simple and free methods are demonstrated here. Follow the guides to view hidden partition easily. Meanwhile, you can also learn how to hide partitions in the vice versa.

Part 1. How to Show Hidden Partition in Windows 10 in 2 Ways

You can unhide and access hidden hard drive partitions by using a free partition manager or Disk Management.

1. How to Show Hidden Partitions in Windows 10 with Free Partition Manager Software 

To find hidden partition or partition your hard drive with a disk management program, EaseUS Partition Master Free will be a great choice. It helps you create, resize, clone, move, merge, and format partitions without any data loss. 

To show hidden partition in Windows 10, download and run EaseUS Partition Master Free, then unhide partitions within seconds. 

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

unhide partition step 1

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

unhide partition step 2

Step 3: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-right corner, check the changes, then click "Apply" to unhide partition on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7.

unhide Partition step 3

In addition to unhiding partitions, EaseUS Partition Master provides other one-stop partition and disk management solutions for your Windows computer, for instances:

  • Resize/move partitions (the Pro version allows to move space from D drive to C drive without deleting or formatting), create, format, delete, and merge partitions
  • Copy and clone an entire disk to another even the target partition is smaller than the source
  • Convert a logical partition to primary or primary partition to logical, FAT32 to NTFS partition, MBR disk to GPT, or GPT disk to MBR
  • Completely wipe out all the data on the hard disk to prevent information from being leaked or recovered

2. How to Unhide Partitions with Disk Management 

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.

Step 1. Right-click on This PC/My Computer and click on "Manage".

Step 2. Select the volume without a drive letter, the partition which you've hidden previously. Right-click it, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths...".

Step 3. Click "Add" to assign the drive letter for the partition to unhide it.

Unhide partition.

Step 4. Assign the drive letter for the hidden partition, such as F, and hit "OK". Then your hidden partition will show up in PC and work as a normal partition to store data for you again. 

Find hidden partition in Windows 10/8/7.

Part 2. How to Hide Partition in Windows 7/8/10

The opposite of unhiding partitions is hiding partitions. As mentioned before, sometimes you want to hide disk partitions for some purposes, but how? Here you'll have two methods to hide partitions in Windows 10, 8, or 7 computers: hide partition with EaseUS free partition manager software or hide partition with Disk Management.

1. How to Hide Partition with EaseUS Free Partition Manager Software

You can also apply EaseUS Partition Master Free to hide partition with easy clicks by following the steps below. 

 

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
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2. How to Create Hidden Partition with Disk Management 

Step 1.  Right-click This PC/My Computer, select "Manage", and click "Disk Management".

Step 2.  Select and right-click the partition that you want to hide and choose "Change Drive Letter and Path...".

Step 3.  Click "Remove" and click "OK".

Hide partition.

There, your partition will show as New Volume in Disk Management without a drive letter and will not show up in the File Explorer anymore. 

Conclusion

Follow these simple guides; you can easily and effectively find hidden partition or hide disk partition on Windows 10. As a popular and user-friendly partition management tool, EaseUS Partition Master provides many useful functions to help you organize your disk, like resize/move/delete/format partition, disk copy, partition copy, repair MBR, create WinPE bootable disk (Pro version), and so on.

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FAQs About Hidden Partition Windows 10

The following are the top four highly relevant questions on how to show hidden partition in Windows 10. If you also have any of these problems, you can find the methods here.

How do I find a hidden partition on my hard drive?

You can find a hidden partition on your hard drive in two ways: using EaseUS Partition Master or applying Disk Management. Both solutions are quite simple.

How do I hide a partition in Windows 10?

Two methods are available for you to hide a partition in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7. Hide partition with Disk Management or EaseUS Partition Master. The operation is very simple and similar.

The difference is that this software gives you more comprehensive and more advanced disk management capabilities. For example, move free space from other partitions to target partition without deleting, clone bigger HDD to smaller SSD, convert logic partition to primary partition, or in the vice versa, etc..

How do I unhide a hidden drive?

You can access a hidden drive with the help of Disk Management:

Step 1. Right-click on This PC/My Computer and click on "Manage".

Step 2. Select the partition that you've hidden previously. Right-click it, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths...".

Step 3. Click "Add" to assign the drive letter for the partition to unhide it.

Step 4. Assign the drive letter for the hidden partition, and hit "OK".

How do I find hidden partitions in Windows 10?

To find hidden partitions on Windows 10, you can resort to EaseUS Partition Master is for help:

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

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

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

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