To keep your confidential data on your computer secure, you can hide your partitions. Many people want to keep their data hidden which is understandable as one system might be used by more than one person.
It is also a feasible option for anyone who wants to keep their private data separate from all other data. You can create a new partition (if you do not know how to create a new partition, follow our partition manager guide) and transfer all your confidential files to it.
You can then hide partition windows 11 that contains your private data and unhide it anytime you want. Wondering how? Let us walk you through the process of successfully hiding and unhiding your disk partitions in Windows 11.
3 Tools to Hide or Unhide Partition in Windows 11
We are going to give you all the information you need to hide your disk partition. There are three reliable tools through which you can hide partition windows 11. These tools also allow you to unhide the partitions. Our top three tools are:
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|#1. EaseUS Partition Master||Option 1 - Hide Partition: Right-click the partition you want to hide and choose "Hide"...Full steps|
|#2. DiskPart||There you need to open a command prompt window. Type diskpart and press enter...Full steps|
|#3. File explorer||Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog. Now type "gpedit.msc"...Full steps|
All these tools efficiently hide partition windows 11 and show hidden drives windows 11. DiskPart and File Explorer are built-in features of Windows and EaseUS partition manager is third-party software that is easier to use than the former two.
How to Hide a Partition in Windows 11
Let’s get started. We are going to explain all the tools step by step to hide your partition. We are going to solve the question of how to hide a partition once and for all. There are different methods to hide a partition in Windows 11. Keep reading to get a step-by-step guide of each method. We will also let you know which way is our favorite one.
The easiest way to hide partition windows 11 is using the EaseUS Partition Master tool. It helps you perform a myriad of tasks. With just a simple click you will be able to hide your partition in windows 11. For your ease, we have explained each step and attached the screenshots just like we have done above.
Here is how you can hide partition in windows 11 using this software:
Option 1 - Hide Partition
- Right-click the partition, and choose "Advanced". Select "Hide" from the drop-down menu.
- Then you will see a window showing the notification. Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
- Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Then, click "Apply" to hide your partition.
Option 2 - Unhide Partition
- Right-click the partition you want to view and access. choose "Advanced" and select "Unhide" from the drop-down menu.
- Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
- Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Check the pending operations, then click "Apply" to unhide the partition on Windows 11/10/8/7.
- Step 1
There are two ways you can open a diskpart window. We will explain both and screenshots are attached for your reference.
- There you need to open a command prompt window. Type diskpart and press enter. You will be directed to the diskpart window.
- The second way is by typing diskpart in the Run dialog box. Press enter and you will go to the diskpart window.
- Step 2
On the diskpart window, type list volumes and hit enter. It will show the list of all disk partitions already existing on your computer.
- Step 3
Write select volume x and replace x with the volume number of the hard disk you are going to hide. Hit enter to select the volume. This step needs your full attention as it is an important step.
- Step 4
Finally, type remove letter x and change x with the drive letter of the partition you want to hide. Click enter to delete the volume letter and your volume will be hidden.
- Step 1
Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog. Now type “gpedit.msc” and press the Enter key. It will lead you to the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Step 2
Now go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer. Highlight the file explorer, click Standard and double click on Hide these specified drives in My Computer.
- Step 3
Double-click on the option “Hide these specified drives in My Computer” and it will open in another window. Now change the Not Configured option to Enabled. Click on the drop-down menu and choose one of the listed options to hide the drives.
Hit OK and the disk partition is now a hidden partition windows 11.
How to Show Hidden Partitions in Windows 11
Show hidden drives windows 11 with the same tools. Unhiding a partition is more simple than hiding it. If you need to unhide your hidden partition windows 11, keep reading.
#1. Show Hidden Partitions in Windows 11 with EaseUS
With the EaseUS Master Partition tool, you just need to click on the partition you want to unhide and simply select the option 'Unhide'. It will show you a pop-up. You need to select OK and continue to Execute Operation. Bingo! The drive is now unhidden.
#2. Show Hidden Partitions in Windows 11 with Diskpart
- Step 1
The first step to unhide the disk partition is easy. Type 'select volume x' and press enter.
- Step 2
Select the hidden partition windows 11 you want to unhide and type assign letter x.
- Step 3
Assign the drive letter and hit enter to show the hidden partition in Windows 11.
#3. Show Hidden Partitions in Windows 11 with File Explorer
- To show hidden drives windows 11, go to file explorer.
- Click on these hide these drives and select the "do not restrict drives" option.
BAM! Your drive is now visible.
All these tools are reliable for hiding or unhiding your partition. Never forget to hide the partitions that contain your private data as your PC or laptop can be used or accessed by other people. You can unhide the partition anytime you want. do you want to know our pick from the methods mentioned above? Our recommendation is the EaseUS Partition Master tool as it offers multiple useful features. It can be used to perform a multitude of tasks. It is an efficient tool that never disappoints. You do not have to go through countless steps to get hiding or unhiding done. Though you can use any of the above-mentioned tools, we highly recommend using the EaseUS Master Partition tool.
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Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.
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