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How to Hide Drive/Specific Partition from Explorer/Other Users in Windows 10?

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
This page shows you two free simple ways to hide an entire hard drive or some specific partitions from Windows Explorer or other users in Windows 10. Follow this page to see how to hide and protect your private or confidential drive or specific partition from other people in Windows 10 now.

Question: How to hide a drive or specific partition from other people in Windows 10?

"Hi, guys, does anyone know how to hide a specific hard drive partition from other people’s prying eyes in Windows 10 computer?

I have some private documents, confidential files saved on my computer that I don’t want other people to see these files. 
Sometimes, my nephew likes to play my computer, and some files always get deleted by mistake. So I think that if I could hide the entire partition from a second people from the Windows Explorer, not just the partition, nothing will lose by then.
So if you happen to know a way that can help me hide and remove the partition from Windows Explorer without deleting files or making extra changes to the computer, please help me do this. Thank you.
"

Why do you need to hide a partition or hard drive?

Some of you may have endured unknown file loss error on Windows 10/8/7 etc. hard drive partitions, and you may still don’t get why do you need to hide a partition or even an entire hard drive. Right? Here is a list of advantages of hiding partitions or an entire hard drive:

  1. 1. Prevent data loss due to deleting, formatting or other reasons on hard drive or partition.
  2. 2. Avoid partition loss issue.
  3. 3. Protect privacy and confidential files from prying eyes.
  4. ...

How to Hide Hard Drive or Specific Partition from Explorer or Other Users in Windows 10?

So how will you hide and protect your hard drive or specific partition from other users in Windows Explorer? You can just follow two free methods provided in the below to hide your own private partition hard drive in Windows 10, or Windows 8/7 now:

Method 1. 3 Steps to Hide Specific Partition/Hard Drive from Explorer 
Let Free Partition Manager Software Help

If you are not quite familiar with computer management, or you need a simple and straightforward way to hide the hard drive or specific partition on your PC, free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free to can do this for you within only three simple steps:

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS Partition Master Free.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 2. Launch it and right-click the partition that you want to hide and select hide partition.

Select hard drive partition to hide in Windows 10.

Step 3. Click OK and Apply to keep all changes.

Hide partition from other users for free in Windows 10.

Now that, you won’t be able to view or see the partition in Windows Explorer.
PS: If you need to hide an entire hard drive, repeat these steps to hide all partitions on your hard drive in Windows 10 or Windows 8/7.

Method 2. Hide Specific Partition/Drive from Other Users with Disk Management tool

If you don’t want to install or use third-party software on your computer, you can follow tips in the below to carefully hide your partition or hard drive from other people now:

1. Right-click This PC/My Computer and select Manage.
2. Click Disk Management in Device Manager.
3. Select and right-click the partition that you want to hide and choose Change Drive Letter and Path...
4. Select Remove and click OK.

Hide partition in Windows 10 with Disk Management.

And you can also repeat steps above to hide an entire hard drive. After this, you won’t find any traces of your hidden partitions or hard drive. 

Note: When you need to use the hidden files or data, just refer to how to find hidden partition/hard drive to make your drive visible and show all your files and data on your PC.