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Ever wanted to hide a specific hard drive from ‘Explorer’ or ‘Computer’ of Windows 8/RT because, some people keep accessing your personal files stored on any of your hard drive partitions? It’s possible now thanks to option provided by Microsoft in Windows 8/RT.

If, you want to hide any of your hard drive partitions on Windows 8/RT device then, you can follow the instructions below.

Instructions:

  • First of all, open up the Search charm by pressing ‘Windows key + F’ or swiping from right and then, selecting ‘Search’.
  • Your Search Charm will open. Here type ‘gpedit.msc’.

How to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer of Windows 8/RT

  • You would be showed ‘gpedit’ in results. Press it.
  • You would be taken to desktop where ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ will open.
  • Here navigate to the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

How to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer of Windows 8/RT

  • In File Explorer, you would see a lot of settings. Search forHide these specific drives in My Computer’ and open it.

How to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer of Windows 8/RT

  • A pop-up window will open. Here select ‘Enabled’ from top left corner and then, select the hard drives you want to hide from ‘Computer’.

How to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer of Windows 8/RT

  • Once you have selected your desired ones, press ‘Ok’.
  • Now, go to the ‘Computer’ and the partition you selected won’t be showing there.

How to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer of Windows 8/RT

  • That’s all!

Note: The above trick hides the partitions from Computer but, it can still be accessible side navigation pane, from command prompt and many other locations. But, if you want to restrict access to hard drive partitions then, you may follow the instructions found here.

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.

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  • mmg1818

    i uninstall windows 8, is more nerves for windows 8 and no have sense.

    windows 7 no have this option ? how to hide all or specific hard drive partitions from Explorer/Computer.

    • http://www.windows8core.com/ Ahmad Wahid

      Ofcourse, Windows 7 has this option but, the method is a bit different.

  • shreyasrjain

    showing path Not found!
    any other way to open LOCAL GROUP POLICY!?

  • Ufupuw

    Where is the option to restrict L drive? This one only has A, B, C and D

  • Mark

    I can still see the drive in the explorer view in your image.

  • Brad

    Easier to just go to Disk Management, then go to change drive letter and click remove. DONE.