Hide Local Drives On Computer Using Group Policy (GP) Editor

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This post will guide you through to hide a Drive on your computer using the Group Policy Editor feature available built-in in your Windows system.

First, click on Start and then select Run.


Enter gpedit.msc in Run text bar and hit enter.

Your Group Policy Editor will be opened. Once it is opened, you’ll have to navigate to the following node:

User Configuration -–> Administrative Templates -–> Windows Components -–> WindowsExplorer

When you reach Windows Explorer, if you look onto your right had side, you’ll find “Hide these specified drives in My Computer”, which you need to double click on. Upon double clicking you’ll find an option to enable and select the drives you want to hide. Make your selection and , select enable and select the drives from the drop down menu.

However, there is a restriction on which drives you can hide. You can hide only upto drive A – D, or you’ll have to hide all the drives. Or the only other option is you’ll have to hide all the drives, so you can’t hand pick and hide drives after D drive, ie E, F and such drives.

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