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  • Nowadays, in this computerized age, computers are used in more fields than before. Varieties of information and data are stored on computers. They include our personal confidential files, important system files, office confidential files, etc. These confidential files should be kept secure and secretive. Therefore, i suggest you clear up those secret files, save them in a special partition and hide it. By doing this, you can protect them with high efficiency and security. In fact, hiding partitions in common sense is to set a partition in a hidden status and make them invisible to users themselves and others. Not every partition magic can manage partitions through this way. Here I want to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is the latest partition magic developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. It can provide all kinds of disk and partition management, with which hiding partition will be very fast.

    Reasons for Hiding Partitions
    Why do we hide partitions? Simply, there are the following aspects.
    1. When we manage our personal and confidential data or files, we will need to hide partition of them.
    2. When we backup important data and files in the system, we can save backup files in a hidden partition to protect them from damages.
    3. Hiding partitions will enable us to manage frequently used partitions more conveniently.
    4. Hiding partitions can increase the searching speed of computers

    How to Hide Partitions
    To hide partitions, we will need MiniTool Partition Wizard. Later, I will introduce it to you. Users can download this disk management software at http://www.partitionwizard.com/. After downloading, install it to your machine properly.

    To demonstrate its hide partition function, first let's check its partitions before any operation begins.



    In this interface, we can see the computer has 7 partitions. Now let's open MiniTool Partition Wizard.



    This is the main interface. You can see the conditions of all the partitions clearly. Now select the partition for hiding, click the "Hide Partition" button from shortcut function column on the left and proceed with the next step.



    From this interface, we can see the drive letter of the selected partition is changed from J:to *:. Click the "Apply" button and the partition will be hidden. Now let's restart the computer and see the change.



    See, in this interface, the partition J: is not displayed. Many users will doubt if the partition is lost. However, you can find the partition existed through the following steps.



    Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop, in the pop-up shortcut menu, select "Manage" option and the following interface will appear.



    Click the "Disk Management" in the catalogue menu column on the left, and then all the disks and partitions will be found in the nearby area. From Disk 2, we can see the last partition has no drive letter and is not displayed. And it is the hidden partition we have just set.
    Through such simple operations can we hide partition and protect our secret files very well. As a matter of fact, hiding partitions is only a small function of MiniTool Partition Wizard. I will introduce more of its functions briefly in the following.
    Apart from setting hiding partitions, in all MiniTool Partition Wizard can provide several tens of disk management functions such as setting active partitions and primary partitions, Create, Delete, Format, Resize, Move, Copy, Change Drive Letter, Wipe Partition, etc. If users want to learn more about it, please visit the official website of MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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