How to Hide or Unhide Partition in Windows 11 in 4 Ways

Learn to hide or unhide partition in Windows 11 with the help of Diskpart, File Explorer, Disk Management, and a multifunctional tool.


By Lucas / Updated on December 25, 2023

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Although some users use one C drive on SSD on their computer, for others, partitioning their disk might be better to manage the disks with numerous important files. In particular, your computer may also be on service for other people in the company. It’s necessary to create a new partition and hide it to protect your personal files or sensitive data of work.

Therefore, we prepare 4 practical methods to help you hide or unhide a partition in Windows 11 computer, if you happen to have this need, keep reading.

How to hide or unhide partition in Windows 11

In this part, we’ll show how to hide or unhide partition with 4 tools, three from Windows, the last one, a professional disk and partition manager for Windows users.

1. Hide/unhide partition with Windows 11 Diskpart

▶ Hide partition

Step 1. Press “Windows” + “R” together, type “diskpart” and hit “Enter” to open Windows Diskpart.

Step 2. Now you’ll need to type some orders to hide the target partition.
list volume
select volume X (This “X” is the number of the drive you want to hide)
remove letter X (This “X” is the drive letter of that target drive)

hide drive

▶ Unhide partition

After you open Diskpart with the same operation of hiding partition, what you need to pay attention to is to type one different order to show the hidden drive.

Please type:
list volume
select volume X (This “X” is the number of the hidden drive you want to show)
assign letter X (This “X” is the letter you wish to name to that hidden drive)

Assign letter windows11

2. Hide/unhide partition with Windows 11 File Explorer

The second method is to use Local Group Policy Editor to hide or unhide partition.

Step 1. Press “Windows”+ “R”, and type “gpedit.msc” to open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Navigate to: “User Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Windows Components” > “File Explorer”.

In the right area, click “Standard” and click “Hide these specified drives in My Computer” twice.

Hide drive Windows 11 file explorer

Step 3. In the new window, click “Enable”. And choose “Restrict X drive only”(X is the drive letter you want to hide) in “Options”, then click “OK”.


If you want to show the hidden partition, you can select “Do not restrict drives” in “Options”.

3. Hide/unhide partition with Windows 11 Disk Management

Step 1. Right-click the “Start” button, choose “Disk Management” to open the tool.

Start windows 11

Step 2. Right-click the target volume, choose “Change Drive Letter and Path…”.

Assign letter

Step 3. In the pop-up window, click “Remove” and click “Yes” in the warning window to hide the drive, click “Add” > “OK” and select an available letter to show the hidden drive, and click “OK” to confirm.

remove letter


Show hidden drive

4. Hide/unhide partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant

The first three methods are hiding or unhiding partitions with Windows tools, now let’s see a convenient tool. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a professional disk and partition management tool for Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista users. Users can flexibly adjust, manage, and protect their devices with many pragmatic functions, such as, resize/create/delete/format/check/merge/wipe partition, clone a single drive or the entire disk, convert file system between FAT32 and NTFS, etc.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Let’s try this tool to hide or unhide partition in Windows 11.

▶ Hide partition

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-click on the partition which you want to hide (Take E partition as an example) to open a pop-up menu. Then, choose "Advanced"->"Hide Partition"

HIde partition

Step 2. You will receive a warning as shown in the following screenshot, click "OK" to continue.


Step 3. Click "Apply" to execute the operation. After that, the E partition will be invisible to others, and it will be completely hidden.


▶ Unhide partition

Step 1. Right-click on the hidden drive, select “Advance” > “Unhide Partition”


Step 2. Click “OK” in the pop window to confirm the operation.

Select drive to hide

Step 3. Click "Apply" to execute the operation, then the hidden drive will show now.


Final line

These four methods of how to hide or unhide partition in Windows 11 have their own characteristics, but the best one for users to flexibly and easily manage their disk and partition is AOMEI Partition Assistant. If you upgrade to the Professional edition, you can enjoy better services like moving installed programs without reinstalling, OS migration, SSD secure erase, and converting MBR system disk to GPT disk… Then you can manage all your devices at maximum like an export.

FAQs - How to hide or unhide partition in Windows 11

Will hiding a partition in Windows 11 affect my data?
Hiding a partition does not delete or affect your data. It simply removes the drive letter and makes the partition less visible. Your data remains intact, and you can unhide the partition to access it again.

Can I hide system partitions in Windows 11?
While you can hide non-system partitions easily, it's not recommended to hide system partitions as it may cause issues with the operating system. It's best to leave system partitions visible.

Can I hide a partition on a removable drive in Windows 11?
Yes, you can hide partitions on removable drives using the same methods as for internal drives. However, be cautious as some removable drives may contain system-related partitions crucial for their proper functioning.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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