Windows has built-in feature which allows you to Hide selected Drives from showing up in 'My Computer', File Explorer or File Open/Save Dialog boxes. This way you can hide your protected files from other users on the system as they don't see the hidden drives. However you will be able to access the contents of hidden drive through command prompt or by typing the path directly in the Explorer.
This way it is an ideal solution for administrators and parents to safeguard sensitive files from their children.
Our 'Drive Magic' tool makes it easy for you to quickly hide/unhide any Drive.
You can also use it to list all (both hidden & visible ones) drives on any system. For each drive, it displays following information,
- Drive Path
- Volume Name
- Type (Local, Network, CD, USB etc)
- File System (FAT32, NTFS etc)
- Hidden Status
Being command-line tool makes it easy to use in your automation scripts and also suitable to operate on other systems remotely.
Drive Magic is fully portable and works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windwos XP to Windows 8.