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How To Hide A Local or Networked Drives in Windows XP

This is yet another trick you can play with your friend. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.

This is useful if you don’t want just any average user to be able to easily detect, access and navigate a hard disk that is attached to your system.

Just follow this steps…..

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Filed under: Security, Tips Tricks, Windows XP

Can’t format the drive,Can’t copy files and folders,Drive is write protected…..!!!

Quite often, we are faced with a situation where we get an error while copying, deleting or modifying data or files for the USB portable devices like pen drives, memory card and iPod etc. This happens because it is `Write-Protected’. Here is a solution to this problem of the USB being write-protected. You can follow the steps mentioned in this article and conveniently make modifications or copy or delete files from the USB portable devices.

Solution

To remove write protection:

  • Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
  • Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it or Download this batch file called add.bat from here, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry.

  • Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0
  • In the Data Value Box, press OK button

  • Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.

Filed under: Security, Tips Tricks, Windows XP

How To Hide An Entire Drive In Windows XP

In this post we are going to learn a cool trick of how to hide an entire drive. This is small but an effective way to hide you data.

By this trick you can hide your entire drive like C,D,E,F,G etc.., This can be used to protect you personal data from unauthorized access. Just follow this steps..

  • Step #1: Navigate to Start > Run and type “cmd” and hit “Enter”.
  • Step #2: Type “DISKPART” and hit “Enter” .
  • Step #3: Type “List Volume” and hit “Enter”.
  • Step #4: Now type “select volume #” (# refers to number) to select your volume number respective to your drive letter.
  • Step #5: After selecting your desired volume just type “remove letter #” (# refers to drive letter) to hide your Drive.

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That’s it, you had successfully hided your drive from unauthorized access. If you wish to have your drive back simply repeat the process but in step #5  just replace “remove” with “assign” i.e “assign letter #” (# refers to drive letter).

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Do u know why does it happen : Its pretty simple, Windows cannot identify the Unknown volume.

Filed under: Security, Windows XP

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