How to Hide Drive in Vista and Still Be Able to Use it.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Phil B., Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Phil B.

    Phil B. Guest

    In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was still
    able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've tried
    to hide a drive with registry
    tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways leave
    hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist. Can
    anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be able to
    use it, and if so, how?

    Phil
     
    Phil B., Aug 6, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Gordon, Aug 6, 2009
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  3. Phil B.

    Phil B. Guest

    Gordon,

    TweakUI was written by Microsoft engineers. And I haven't seen a Vista
    version yet. This product, is not written be Microsoft engineers, but it
    looks promising. I'll download it and see if it does what I need.

    Thanks,
    Phil

    "Gordon" wrote:

    >
    > "Phil B." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was still
    > > able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista

    >
    > How do you know there's not? It may not be CALLED the same but there
    > certainly is one.
    >
    > http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista
    >
    >
    >
     
    Phil B., Aug 6, 2009
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  4. Phil B.

    stoneys-nutz Guest

    Phil B.;1107688 Wrote:
    > In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was
    > still
    > able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    > tried
    > to hide a drive with registry
    > tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    > and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    > leave
    > hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    > Can
    > anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be
    > able to
    > use it, and if so, how?
    >
    > Phil


    Hello Phil,
    You are supposed to be able to get TweakUI working in Vista.
    Go here and take a look, i dont know if it will help, or work, i have
    never tried it, but it just might cure your problem.
    Good luck and post your results.


    'TweakUI for Vista (x64 too!) | PC Tips'
    (http://www.pctipsbox.com/tweakui-for-vista-x64-too/)


    --
    stoneys-nutz
     
    stoneys-nutz, Aug 7, 2009
    #4
  5. Phil B.

    Natéag Guest

    "stoneys-nutz" <> a écrit dans le message de
    news:...
    >
    > Phil B.;1107688 Wrote:
    >> In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was
    >> still
    >> able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    >> tried
    >> to hide a drive with registry
    >> tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    >> and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    >> leave
    >> hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    >> Can
    >> anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be
    >> able to
    >> use it, and if so, how?
    >>
    >> Phil

    >
    > Hello Phil,
    > You are supposed to be able to get TweakUI working in Vista.
    > Go here and take a look, i dont know if it will help, or work, i have
    > never tried it, but it just might cure your problem.
    > Good luck and post your results.
    >
    >
    > 'TweakUI for Vista (x64 too!) | PC Tips'
    > (http://www.pctipsbox.com/tweakui-for-vista-x64-too/)
    >
    >
    > --
    > stoneys-nutz
    >
    >

    TweakUI is not available at that address. Just a way to get you to
    use other utilities.

    Search the Net for tweakui 1.33. Do not download any of the
    newer versions : they won't work.
    It is a pre XP version, but it works with Vista (32 bit) and Win7.
     
    Natéag, Aug 7, 2009
    #5
  6. Phil B.

    Bob Guest

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/hide-drives-from-your-computer-in-windows-vista/

    "stoneys-nutz" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Phil B.;1107688 Wrote:
    >> In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was
    >> still
    >> able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    >> tried
    >> to hide a drive with registry
    >> tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    >> and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    >> leave
    >> hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    >> Can
    >> anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be
    >> able to
    >> use it, and if so, how?
    >>
    >> Phil

    >
    > Hello Phil,
    > You are supposed to be able to get TweakUI working in Vista.
    > Go here and take a look, i dont know if it will help, or work, i have
    > never tried it, but it just might cure your problem.
    > Good luck and post your results.
    >
    >
    > 'TweakUI for Vista (x64 too!) | PC Tips'
    > (http://www.pctipsbox.com/tweakui-for-vista-x64-too/)
    >
    >
    > --
    > stoneys-nutz
    >
    >
     
    Bob, Aug 8, 2009
    #6
  7. Phil B.

    Phil B. Guest

    Thank to everyone who gave suggested solutions. I'm having some hardware
    problems with my brand new HP. HP telephone support has already reset to
    factory build on me once, so I won't
    be doing anything to my PC until I'm sure they have it fixed. I'll be
    watching it for a week or so to see if the problem comes back.

    Phil


    "Bob" wrote:

    > http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/hide-drives-from-your-computer-in-windows-vista/
    >
    > "stoneys-nutz" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > Phil B.;1107688 Wrote:
    > >> In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was
    > >> still
    > >> able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    > >> tried
    > >> to hide a drive with registry
    > >> tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    > >> and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    > >> leave
    > >> hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    > >> Can
    > >> anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be
    > >> able to
    > >> use it, and if so, how?
    > >>
    > >> Phil

    > >
    > > Hello Phil,
    > > You are supposed to be able to get TweakUI working in Vista.
    > > Go here and take a look, i dont know if it will help, or work, i have
    > > never tried it, but it just might cure your problem.
    > > Good luck and post your results.
    > >
    > >
    > > 'TweakUI for Vista (x64 too!) | PC Tips'
    > > (http://www.pctipsbox.com/tweakui-for-vista-x64-too/)
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > stoneys-nutz
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Phil B., Aug 9, 2009
    #7
  8. Well, you could possibly find a way to password-protect it, but that not
    might be possible, but still it could be.




    "Phil B." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was still
    > able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    > tried
    > to hide a drive with registry
    > tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    > and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    > leave
    > hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    > Can
    > anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be able
    > to
    > use it, and if so, how?
    >
    > Phil
     
    NumberOneMario&Yoshi&WarioBrosFan, Nov 1, 2009
    #8
  9. Phil B.

    Bob Guest

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/hide-drives-from-your-computer-in-windows-vista/


    "NumberOneMario&Yoshi&WarioBrosFan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Well, you could possibly find a way to password-protect it, but that not
    > might be possible, but still it could be.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Phil B." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In XP I could use TweakUI to hide a disk drive from the kids and was
    >> still
    >> able to use the hidden drive. There is no TweakUI for Vista and I've
    >> tried
    >> to hide a drive with registry
    >> tweaks(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
    >> and via command prompt (using diskpart). The problem is that both ways
    >> leave
    >> hidden drives that are not usable. It's as if they truely do not exist.
    >> Can
    >> anyone tell me is it possible to hide a drive in Vista and still be able
    >> to
    >> use it, and if so, how?
    >>
    >> Phil

    >
     
    Bob, Nov 1, 2009
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