How to Hide a Drive in Windows 10

Hiding a drive in Windows 10 is a thing that many see as a privacy feature, especially on shared computers where restricting access to certain files is a must.

While there are ways to accomplish this and block user access to certain files or folders, hiding a drive continues to be a popular tweak that many Windows 10 users turn to just for this single purpose.

Microsoft, however, hasn’t included a straightforward method to hide a drive, even though such options do exist. Nevertheless, they aren’t the most intuitive solutions for beginners.

Before anything, it’s important to know that the methods detailed below do not remove your data, but only hide the drive letter from showing up in File Explorer. Drives may still be available when users input the direct path to a certain folder.

Using the Registry Editor

With an administrator account, open the Registry Editor by hitting Windows key + R and typing regedit. Navigate to the foll… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.