Windows Drive Hider is a free software that lets you hide drives in Windows which includes Windows hard drives, USB drives etc. You will be able to hide selected drives with one click and these drives will not be visible in My Computer or in File Explorer. Although it is a nice software but it doesn’t protect your drives fully. It only makes them invisible and their content can be accessed easily through command prompt or by typing in the search box in start menu.
Thus Windows Drive Hider can hide drives in Windows but cannot secure them. Although upto some extent, it is providing security by hiding them. It is a simple and lightweight software available free of cost for Windows. You can install it to your computer and can hide desired drives in a few seconds.
Note: You can hide drives for all users or for a particular user of your computer.
How To Hide Drives In Windows With Windows Drive Hider?
Just like its name, it is a simple software to hide drives. On its interface, you will find all of the drives including removable drives (if any). You can select any drives and can hit the ‘Hide Drive’ button. Moreover, there is an option present that whether you want to hide drives for all users of your computer. Enable this option (available at bottom left corner) by clicking on its check mark button. After this you need to log off or restart your computer in order to successfully implement the changes. Once after login to your computer again, you will find that the drives selected by you are hidden just like you can see in the below screenshot:
And whenever you want to unhide drives, select them and hit the Unhide Drive button and restart or log off your computer.
Features of Windows Drive Hider:
- Lets you easily hide drives in Windows.
- Two clicks action needed to hide a drive.
- Very lightweight software less than 3 mb.
- Available in portable version also. Portable version is included in the download zip file of this software.
- Free of cost available to you.
Windows Drive Hider is a simple software that can hide drives in no time. But you cannot secure your drives fully (it can be effective with kids). Drives contents are easily accessible through command prompt and search bar present in start menu. Moreover, there is no password protection for this software. So anyone can open it and unhide your drives. For more security, you can try Secret Disk and Drive Hider. But for quickly hiding drives, try Windows Drive Hider. Below link will help you to access its download page.