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Disable display of the drives from Windows Explorer

This setting enables you to control the display of the drives from the Windows Explorer.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
If you do not want to display the drive in Windows Explorer when opened, then this setting will satisfy you. The options in the context menu like "Open" and "Explore" are turned grey as the drive gets hidden.

For this, you have to make changes in the registry. Go to "Start->Run" and enter "regedit" and click "OK". Search the key. Enter the REG_DWORD value "NoDrives" in right panel. Now, double-click the value "NoDrives" and set the decimal data value. Replace the variable Hide_Value with the data value given below for hiding the drives.

Drive

Hide_Value
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
Q65536
R131072
S262144
T524288
U1048576
V2097152
W4194304
X8388608
Y16777216
Z33554432

For displaying the drives, just delete "NoDrives" entry.

For more than One Drive:
Add up the values of the drives if you want to hide more than one drive, for example, add up the values of C (4) and D (8) drives and put 12 in the data value.

Restart or logoff the system to see the latest changes.

Disable display of the drives from Windows Explorer.reg

The '.reg' file Disable display of the drives from Windows Explorer.

Enable display of the drives from Windows Explorer (default).reg

The '.reg' file Enable display of the drives from Windows Explorer by Default.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Drives are disabled from Windows Explorer.

Drives are enable by default from Windows Explorer.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoDrives" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoDrives" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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