Hide and lock any drive(s) application regedit

Posted by tech master  |  at  3:11 PM 8 comments

You can adumbrate any of drive(s) by aloof abacus two keys in windows registry

goto start>run

Type regedit and columnist enter. This will accompany you to the anthology editor.To adumbrate any drive you accept to chase these 2 steps

STEP1: Hidding Drive

goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer now actualize a fresh DWORD amount NoDrives and set its amount as

2^(Alpha Cardinal of Drive Letter-1)

where Alpha cardinal are simple counting of alphabets from A to Z as 1 - 26

for example: to adumbrate C drive

Alpha cardinal of C is 3 so 2^(3-1) = 4 (decimal value)

If you appetite to adumbrate added than one drive than account the amount of anniversary drive as explained and afresh set sum of those numbers as value

Step2: Prevent Access to the drive

Now as we accept accomplish our drive invisbble but it is still accesible so to lock the drive we will actualize addition DWORD amount at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create a fresh DWORD amount NoViewOnDrive and set its amount aforementioned as you accept affected for hidding the drive(s)

Now your drive is locked. If you appetite to alleviate and apparent the drive afresh aloof annul these two keys and your drive is afresh accessible. You can additionally actualize two .reg files one for hidding and locking and addition one for unlocking and unhidding

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  6. I think folder lock also uses the same concept. Useful info thanks for the post.



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