It is a common sense that lots of users are accustomed to store valuable photos, business documents and personal files to computer hard drive. In this case, many users would like to hide a partition in which confidential files are stored because they don’t want others to access their files without permission. At this time, they can choose to hide the partition, so that the files can never be seen by malicious people. Users themselves can’t see the hidden partition in computer, either. So if they need to make the partition accessible to all, they should unhide partition.
Common situations where users need to hide/unhide partition:
If users have installed multiple operating systems on the same computer, they’d better hide system partition for the sake of file security.
Users might want to hide the disk partition which includes recovery tools or other kinds of significant files.
In order to manage or use files in hide partition, users need to unhide the partition at first.
If users want to share the files in a hidden partition with families or friends, they should unhide it.
How to Hide/Unhide Partition
Lacking related experience and knowledge, ordinary users often don’t have a clear idea on how to hide/unhide partition. We offer a good way to help them hide/unhide partition conveniently and safely: making use of useful partition manager. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a perfect choice.
Now, we’ll show users the MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial on hiding/unhiding partition.
Step 1: First of all, users need to run MiniTool Partition Wizard to see above main interface. Then, users should select the partition that they want to hide in the right side of interface and choose “Hide Partition” function from “Operations” column or from the context menu.
Corresponding, if users need to unhide a partition, they need to choose “Unhide Partition” after selecting the correct partition.
Step 2: Now, users are supposed to tap “Apply” in toolbar to execute partition hide operation.
However, if users want to unhide a partition, they still need to confirm drive letter before tapping “Apply”. The software will distribute a drive letter to hidden partition automatically; users can keep it unchanged or choose other letter from the drop-down list of “New Drive Letter”. After that, users can click “OK” to go back to main interface and tap “Apply” in main interface and tap “Yes” in pop-up interface to continue.
When the pending operations are completed by MiniTool Partition Wizard, users can close this software.