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Hide Drives in My Computer on Windows 8/8.1

What is the first idea that come to your mind when you want to stop other people from getting into the hard drives in your PC? You may think that the easiest and most straightforward method is to hide the drive icons so that no one else can find them. If you really think so, you can learn how to hide drives in My Computer (or Computer) on Windows 8 by means of the steps introduced in the article.

Video guide on how to hide drives in My Computer on Windows 8:

Steps to hide drives in My Computer on Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Look for the "File Explorer" folder.

For your convenience, the path to find the folder is listed as follows.

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer

Step 3: Locate and access the setting named "Hide these specified drives from My Computer" on the right.

Just move down the rightmost scroll bar and you will find Hide these specified drives from My Computer in the list. Then double-tap it to enter it.

Step 4: Enable the setting and specify the drives you want to hide.

In the setting's window, choose Enabled, click the option bar, select an item from Restrict A and B drives only, Restrict C drive only, Restrict D drive only, Restrict A, B and C drives only, Restrict A, B, C and D drives only and Restrict all drives in the drop-down list and then tap OK.

For example, if you select Restrict C drive only, the C drive icon will be hidden from Computer and File Explorer, as shown in the following picture.

Tips: To unhide the drives, you can find different ways in Show Hidden Drives on Windows 8/8.1.

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