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Hide Drives in My Computer

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Hide Drives in My Computer (Windows 9x and NT)
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This setting controls which drives are visible in 'My Computer', it is possible to hide all drives or just selected ones.
The value of 'NoDrives' defines which drives are visible. The low order (right most) bit is drive A: while the 26th bit is Drive Z: To hide a drive, turn on it's bit.

If your not happy working in Hex, add these decimal numbers to hide the drive(s):

A: 1, B: 2, C: 4, D: 8, E: 16, F: 32, G: 64, H: 128, I: 256, J: 512, K: 1024, L: 2048, M: 4096, N: 8192, O: 16384, P: 32768, Q: 65536, R: 131072, S: 262144, T: 524288, U: 1048576, V: 2097152, W: 4194304, X: 8388608, Y: 16777216, Z: 33554432, ALL: 67108863

Note: These drives will still appear in File Manager, to remove File Manager, delete winfile.exe.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoDrives
Data Type: REG_DWORD


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