How to Hide Partitions on Hard Drives
Why hide a partition on disk?
Hiding partition can help you protect sensitive data like a system image or your private files from accidental deletion or unauthorized changes. A hided partition is invisible and cannot be accessed in My Computer. You could only find it with Windows Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) or third-party disk management software.
How to hide partitions on disk?
It's a plain and simple work to hide partitions on disk. What you need is a disk management tool. Wondershare Disk Manager Free can be a nice choice, for its free of charge and easy-to-use functions. You only need to perform on click to hide your partitions, as well as unhide it.
Download it for free and run it on your computer. Go to the Expert Mode and begin your partition hiding work.
Hide the Partition
Choose the partition that you want to hide, and click on "Hide" on the left side menu.
Then hit on "Hide" and the partition will be hidden. You can't access it directly on your computer until you unhide it.
Unhide the Partition
If you want to unhide the partition, select the hidden partition and click on the "Unhide". Then the partition turns visible, and everyone can access it directly on the computer.
No matter you hide the partition or unhide it, all the data stored on the partition are kept original without any loss. Besides the hard drive, you also can hide the partitions on your other disks as USB drive, external hard disk, etc.