diskgenius Partition Recovery Software

How to use DiskGenius - Hide

---Hide a partition

When a partition is hidden, the operating system cannot assign it a drive letter. And it will not appeared in "My Computer". Applications cannot access the hidden partition. In fact, the partition is still there, not lost, just the hidden partitions cannot be accessed by the normal way.

To hide the current partition, please click the menu "Partition" -> "Hide Current Partition", or right click the mouse button on the partition to hide, choose the "Hide Current Partition" item from the popup menu. If the current partition is a system partition, DiskGenius will display the following message:

hide partiton

If the partition to hide is that DiskGenius is installed on, the following message will display:

DiskGenius will try to lock the partition to hide. If it is opened by any application, it can not be locked and DiskGenius will ask you if you want to dismount the current partition:

After successful locking or dismounting the partition, DiskGenius will remove the drive letter of the current partition, then hide the partition.

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Unhide partition

To unhide a partition, select the partition to be unhide at first, then click the menu "Partition" -> "Unhide Current Partition". Then the partition will be unhide. After saving the partition table, if the partition can not assigned a drive letter automatically, you may assign one for it manually.

To prevent data loss due to improper manipulation, this change will not saved to hard disk immediately, it only be kept in the memory until you carry out the command of "Save Partition Table".  

A hidden partition will invisible to "My Computer", but it could be visible to DiskGenius, it's files could be accessed by DiskGenius anyway.

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