As you know, Windows 10 operating system is popular in many users, and maybe you also upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8. In this new OS, data protection is still a common issue. In your computer, perhaps you have saved much important or confidential private information to a partition, including work documents, secret pictures, video files and so on. Due to some factors, you pay much attention to the privacy information. Well then, how to prevent data from being seen? In this case, you may choose to hide a partition in Windows 10 where confidential files are saved to avoid accessing data by others without any permission. How to do this work? Here I offer you two solutions, so just try them one by one to do drive hide operation.
As you know, when adding a drive to your computer, it owns a drive letter by default. So in order to hide a partition, you can choose to remove the drive letter, then the selected partition can’t be seen in Windows Explorer. To finish this work successfully, you can make full use of Windows Disk Management utility in Windows 10.
1. Right click “Computer” on desktop, select “Manage” option to open Disk Management.
2. Right click “Change Drive Letter and Paths” from the pop-up menu to remove the drive letter.
Once it is removed, all persons are unable to see this partition in Windows Explorer, which ensures your information security. If you want to make the partition visible, it is allowed to reallocate a drive letter. In my opinion, this way is not enough for data protection in Window 10.
In order to protect privacy information, it is suggested to hide a drive with a professional partition and disk management tool. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard is worth of being recommended. As an excellent partition manager, it is designed to have a feature which is called “Hide/Unhide Partition”. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard firstly and then have a try. The detailed guidance is here.
Step 1: Run this partition magic in Windows 10 and then you will enter into its main interface. Here please select the partition where you have saved much private information. Then click “Hide Partition” in the left pane. Or right click the target partition, select this feature.
Step 2: After executing this step, you can preview that the target partition will be in “hidden” status. Then click “Apply” to make this change effective.
Once this operation is done completely, your target partition is invisible in Windows Explorer and you are not allowed accessing data of the partition. This way is a good choice for you, which greatly ensure data safety. With MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can easily solve hide partition windows 10 issue with only two steps.
In addition to drive hide, in order to ensure data security, you can choose to copy partition to another safe location, and then delete the target partition on the source disk.