Why Need to Hide Partition/Unhide Partition?
- Usually, to protect any important data on one partition from accessing, we can encrypt this
partition, or hide this partition. When a partition is hidden, we can only see it in Disk
Management, but cananot see or access it in Windows File Explorer. The most common example is
system recovery partition. It is hidden in default by manufacturers. Hiding the recovery
partition or OEM partitions can ensure its integrity and successful system factory restoration
after OS crasha. Many people also hide bootcamp partition or other partitions that contain vital
information. Instead, sometimes, we need to unhide partition. For example, when we want to
access the partition data and edit them as usual.Then we have to unhide partition first. Yet, if
we want to modify system recovery partition, we can first unhide recovery partition.
- Nowadays, computer users get an increasing strong sense of crucial data protection. Thus, most
of them select to back up their information of key importance daily, weekly or monthly. What I
would like to say is that do not forget the contents in hidden partition when you make a backup.
To backup those items, first you should unhidden the partition which contains these data for
usually data backup software will not backup the data in hidden partition.
- Note: Hidden partition cannot be seen in Windows File
Explorer, but AOMEI Partition Assistant can recognize it.
Therefore, you can exactly
click on the hidden partition and unhidden it in Partition Assistant partition list.
How to Hide/Unhide A Partition?
- Hide partition
- Unhide Partition
Other Functions of AOMEI Partition Assistant