Hardware Hide Hard Drive On Every Computer

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Hello, I need a way to hide a hard drive from windows. Basically i need to hide this hard drive until I don't need to hide it. It needs to be a way to hide it if somebody plugs it into their computer. Not just my computer. Mainly on Windows.

Thanks, I need a solution pretty quick.
 

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I don't think that's entirely possible.

You could obfuscate it buy installing some Ext (linux) file system drivers on your Windows machine, and formatting it in an ext format. That way most other Windows machines wouldn't be able to read it. If you also need to hide it on your computer, you should be able to remove the drive letter assignment in Windows disk management.

Neither of these methods are fool-proof though.

You could always encrypt the contents if you really don't want anybody else to read the data on it.
 

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i think entcrypting is the best way for u re files in order to net get accessed by some people:) the pw needs to be secure but i think this doesnt need to be said...
 

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What about using ustealth? It's intended purpose was to hide a drive from the Wii U but when read on Windows, it thinks it is unformatted and asks to format.

This is 100% security by obscurity, but it is better than nothing. It does not fully hide the drive but that is not possible unless you add a secret power switch on the drive enclosure itself that cuts power to the drive so it would be impossible to read without flipping the switch on.
 

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If you just want to make a drive unreadable, the go with the permissions. It can make it completely unaccessible and if you set it to "hidden", it will most often no show up. If, now, you want to do what I'm assuming you plan to, which is secretly sneaking in an HDD into another system and have it run code in the background without showing traces, stop watching too many movies, it's not possible, so just get yourself a Keylogger and do the job of stealing info the normal way:P
 
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If you just want to make a drive unreadable, the go with the permissions. It can make it completely unaccessible and if you set it to "hidden", it will most often no show up. If, now, you want to do what I'm assuming you plan to, which is secretly sneaking in an HDD into another system and have it run code in the background without showing traces, stop watching too many movies, it's not possible, so just get yourself a Keylogger and do the job of stealing info the normal way:P
Could you link a tutorial, sounds like what i want to do.

And that's not what i'm doing :wink:
 

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Could you link a tutorial, sounds like what i want to do.

And that's not what i'm doing :wink:
To set the permissions, just use a computer with admin privileges, right click on the drive you want to change the permissions for and go to the "Security" tab, from there, take away ALL permissions that involve read/write. Make sure to leave someone with the permission to modify this though so you can undo it in the future. As for setting it as a hidden folder, then you have to go with DOS and I haven't bothered with HDD commands in a decade, so I can't help you there. Basically you need to find the commands to make the drive appear as a folder instead of a drive, so you can then set it's properties to hidden. Better find that old DOS instruction book if you have that:P What are you trying to do exactly though?
 
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To set the permissions, just use a computer with admin privileges, right click on the drive you want to change the permissions for and go to the "Security" tab, from there, take away ALL permissions that involve read/write. Make sure to leave someone with the permission to modify this though so you can undo it in the future. As for setting it as a hidden folder, then you have to go with DOS and I haven't bothered with HDD commands in a decade, so I can't help you there. Basically you need to find the commands to make the drive appear as a folder instead of a drive, so you can then set it's properties to hidden. Better find that old DOS instruction book if you have that:P What are you trying to do exactly though?
To make the disk where if you plug it into any computer, it doesn't show up. Including my computer
 

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To make the disk where if you plug it into any computer, it doesn't show up. Including my computer

It's already been started; you can't do that. You need to choose another method of restricting access to the data. There's been some good general advice here so far but unless we know the specific case as to why you need to do this, which I suspect you're not going to reveal, then we can't really tell you the best way forward.
 

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if this is an external drive, the easiest solution would be to:
buy a second data cable
bend and twist one until it becomes unusable (but still looks okay)
keep the bad one plugged into the hdd but hide the good one.

option 2 would be to encrypt the drive

or you can just delete the data and start watching your porn through a private browser tab.
 
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