How to hide drive from explorer without removing drive letter.


  1. Posts : 65
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    How to hide drive from explorer without removing drive letter.


    Hi. I just installed a small ssd drive to be used by a program as a temp drive. Now that i've set the app to use G: as temp drive, i do not need to interact with the drive again. Set it and forget it.
    So how do i hide the drive from explorer without breaking everything ?

    In my search i found removing the drive letter which would not work in this case. Also found different apps. But not sure how these work with win10.
    Last edited by fusk; 11 Aug 2015 at 08:43.
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  2. Nus
    Posts : 242
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       #2

    This registry value will hide the G: drive in Explorer.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoDrives"=dword:00000040
    You'll need to restart for it to take effect. The drive will still be fully functional and accessible, just hidden in Explorer.

    Typing G: in the Explorer address bar will show the drive.

    Hide G Drive.reg
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  3. Posts : 605
    Windows 10
       #3

    Right click Start, select "Disk Management", right click the drive you want, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and click "Remove".
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  4. Posts : 65
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    Nus said:
    This registry value will hide the G: drive in Explorer.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoDrives"=dword:00000040
    You'll need to restart for it to take effect. The drive will still be fully functional and accessible, just hidden in Explorer.

    Typing G: in the Explorer address bar will show the drive.

    Hide G Drive.reg
    Thanks, i'll give that a try.

    fracking4oil said:
    Right click Start, select "Disk Management", right click the drive you want, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and click "Remove".
    That would not work, as mentioned in the post. Most programs where you can assign a temp drive would not be able to access a drive with no drive letter as you wouldn't be able to select the drive in that programs settings.
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  5. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #5

    fracking4oil said:
    Right click Start, select "Disk Management", right click the drive you want, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and click "Remove".
    That will render his drive inaccessible and unusable.
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  6. Posts : 605
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    fusk said:
    That would not work, as mentioned in the post.
    You mean after you just edited your post? "Would work" and "would not work" are two very different things.
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    fracking4oil said:
    You mean after you just edited your post? "Would work" and "would not work" are two very different things.
    I know, i didn't notice it myself before after i had posted. But i think it was pretty clear even with the typo. If i had already found the solution i would've used that instead of asking for a different one. But you're right nonetheless.
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