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possible to hide and restrict hdd

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    possible to hide and restrict hdd


    Is it possible to hide and restrict hdd to use by other users by taking ownership of a hdd? I don't want my kids to see or access a drive where I store my documents, pictures, videos, etc.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dhaval, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could use BitLocker to encrypt the drive to prevent them from being able to access it.

    BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Easy way is to just use a portable drive, or use the security settings built into the Pro version you have. You do not need to use Bitlocker.
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possible to hide and restrict hdd
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