Sometimes hide drive letter to make Windows file explorer no show of them is a quick way to secure data, compare to backup files to other partition or online. Cut off the access to some particular partition is a simple and easy solution to isolate data.
There're typically two ways to hide drive letter: Disk Management in Windows 10 (most adapted way) and Windows 10 partition software (Advanced workout);
Disk Management doesn't have function like "Hide", but we can still hide drive letter in this snap in partition manager, here're the steps:
NOTE: Do remember this drive letter you removed please, next time when you want to unhide this drive, disk management requires the same drive to get original files.
Professional partition software for Windows 10 is able to hide drive letter with easier design, in Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, we added "hide volume" and "unhide volume" to the operating list for better managing disks. Here're the steps to hide drive letter in Partition Expert:
Another way to hide drive letter in Partition Software in to give "None" drive letter to the target volume instead of a real drive letter. Try the following steps:
Now, check the result by pressing Windows + E at the same time, the shortcut to open file explorer in Windows 10, if this shortcut doesn't open file explorer, check here to change the default setting on quick access. In This PC, there's no show of the partition we given "None" drive letter; of course, you can undo this in Partition Expert too.