Drive - Hide or Unhide


  1.    16 May 2017 #60
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Re: Drive - Hide or Unhide


    Holy clever board admins,  ̸B̸a̸t̸m̸a̸n̸  I mean Brink … this is great !  It was hard enough getting Google to understand what I wanted, with most results having to do with (mostly network) permissions, but all I wanted was a way to hide substituted drives from "Computer". If, for example, someone uses :


    • D: to point to %userprofile%\desktop
    •  I:  to point to %userprofile%\pictures\icons   -and-
    • V: to point to %userprofile%\videos


    … all three of those drives, D:, I, and V:, will show up under Computer ;  all three will have the same user-assigned name as C: ( since they're all shares of C: ), and all three will show the "percent full" bar as extending to exactly the same point as C:, all of this making for one very cluttered looking Computer view. THIS solution, however, is perfect : neither D:, nor I:, nor V: appear in Computer, yet ( and this is key ) aside from not being visible in Computer, each still retains perfect functionality in every other way.

    Your post is still helping people 8–9 years later (esp. people who are still stubbornly clinging to Windows 7 because they just have too much invested in it ). Thx dude! … hey, can ya tell I'm happy? 
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  2.    16 May 2017 #61
    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
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    Re: Drive - Hide or Unhide


    You're most welcome GuccizBud, and welcome to Vista Forums. I'm glad it could help.
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