How To Hide Partitions Without Using Any Software

Here is a very cool and simple trick to hide any partition of our hard drive on computer. Many times we will think of hiding some confidential data form others. I recently came across two easy methods to hide partitions without using any software…..

Do note that the partition will only be hidden and will not be password protected….


A. Hide Partitions Using Command Prompt

1. Go to Start–>Run.

2. Type *Diskpart* and press Enter.

3. Press *Yes* for the pop-up that comes up..

4. In the console type *List volume* to see all the drives available on your PC.

5. Now select the drive which you want to hide….like this……*select volume #* (note that *#* here is the volume number and not the sign hash)

6. Let the  volume 2 is for drive E .

7. Now to hide drive E type the following:- *Select volume 2*…

8. Then type *remove letter e* .

9. This will hide your drive E.


Now to get your drive back…follow these steps :-

1. Type *Select volume 2*.

2. Then type *assign letter e* .

3. Now your partition will be visible again…!!


B. To Hide Partitions Using Computer Management

1. Right click My Computer.

2. Click Manage or press letter G.

3. This will open Computer Management.

4. Under Storage, select Disk Management.

5. Right click on the drive which you wish to hide.

6. Select Change drive letters and paths

7. Click Remove

8. Now your selected partition will be hidden.


Now, to get back the partition…do the following:- 

1. Right click on My Computer‘s icon…

2. Press *G* .

3. Go to Disk Management

4. Right click on the drive that was hidden .

5. Click on Change drive letters and paths….

6. Click *Add* ….

7. Add the drive letter shown…

8. Now the drive partition will be visible again…

9. Thats it !!