Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hiding a partition - Windows Hacking!

Do you know that with the help of a few simple command line commands you can hide the partition of your choice with ease without the fear of losing your data? Here's how!

1>>Go to Run and type "diskpart" without quotes and press enter.
2>>You should get a command line like this:
DISKPART>.
3>>Now type "list volume" without quotes which will enable you to look at the drive information on your computer. It would look like this:

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 G DVD-ROM 0 B
Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 D NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy
Volume 3 E NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy
Volume 4 F NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy

4>>For example, if you want to hide drive F, just type "select volume 4". The following message will be shown:

Volume 4 is the selected volume.

5>>Now type "remove letter F" or whatever letter which has been assigned to the selected volume. It will show a message telling that the drive letter has been removed.
6>>Reboot the computer.

Now you've successfully hidden the partition as Windows XP cannot identify unknown volumes. Your data will be safe. To get your data back do this:

After selecting the volume as in step 4, type "assign letter F". That is, just replace "remove" with "assign" in the 5th step. You will get back your data volume.

It should be kept in mind that this method cannot hide the primary volume which has your operating system and neither should you try to attempt anything of this sort.

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