How to Hide All Drives in Your Computer

Here is a great trick you can play with your friends, or you can even use it on your own computer. You can hide all the disk drives on your computer. And show off to your friends, “Hey look, my computer runs without a hard disk.” You can also avoid unauthorized access to your personal data by hiding all disk drives and network drives in your computer.

Yes, you can disable the display of all Local Disk Drives or Network Drives in My Computer( or This PC). This trick requires the use of Registry Editor in Windows. So, if you are not comfortable with Registry editor, we suggest you skip this trick.

SEE ALSO: How to Disable Quick Access in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

WARNING: Use this trick at your own risk. Messing with the Registry Editor in wrong way my harm your computer badly.

Hide All Disk Drives and Network Drives in your PC

To hide disk drives, we need to modify Registry settings in Windows. So, we will use the Registry Editor which is already available in Windows.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor

First of all open RUN from start or by pressing the Windows + R key combination. After that, type regedit and press Enter. The Registry Editor window will open.

Go To Run Type Regedit And Press Enter Or Click Ok
Go to Run > Type regedit > Press Enter

Step 2: Create a New Explorer Key in Policies

Now track down to the following path in the registry editor:

Go to Policies Registry Key in Registry Editor
Go to Policies Registry Key in Registry Editor

If you do not find the Explorer key in Policies, you can create it manually. Simply right-click on the Policies key, choose New Key, and name it Explorer. We will use this new DWORD to hide all disk drives in Windows.

Create Explorer Key under Policies to hide all disk drives in your computer
Create Explorer Key under Policies

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Step 3: Create NoDrives DWORD to Hide All Disk Drives

Now in the right pane, right-click and select create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives (it is case sensitive).

Create NoDrives DWORD in Policies
Create NoDrives DWORD in Policies

Now double-click on it and modify its value to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal). Setting this DWORD value will hide all drives in Windows PC.

Set DWORD Value to Hide All Disk Drives in Windows
Set DWORD Value to Hide All Disk Drives

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Step 4: Restart Your Computer

Close Registry Editor and restart your computer to make the changes effective.

Restart Your Computer
Restart Your Computer

Step 5: Check after You Hide All Drives in Windows

After restarting your PC, open “My Computer” or “This PC”, no drives will be shown.

No Drives shown in This PC or My Computer
No Drives shown in This PC or My Computer

SEE ALSO: How to Hide Files and Folder in Mac using Terminal?

Step 6: Show the Drives Again

To enable the display of disk drives in My Computer, simply follow the same path in Registry Editor, delete the NoDrives DWORD item that you created and restart your computer. You can now see all the drives again.

Show Disk Drives Again
Show Disk Drives Again

SEE ALSO: Fix “USB Freezes Computer” Issue in Windows 10.

Hide All Disk Drives in Windows using Registry Editor

You can easily hide all your disk drives using the above trick. This trick doesn’t harm your computer in any way. But you are advised to be careful while playing with Registry Editor. You may also check this trick to restore the classic File Explorer menu ribbon in Windows 11.

Hope you liked this trick. In case you have queries or suggestions about this trick, feel free to share them in the comment section down below. You may also like to subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest tutorials via email.

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