I have one drive where I want to do backup of files. But I don't want that drive to be visible in my computer.
How can do that.
The HowToGeek has a tip titled Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7 or Vista on his website which, via a registry tweak, will allow you to hide the drive yet still be able to access it for your backups
It involves adding a
key. The bits in the value of
The article says that it also works on Windows XP, BTW.
You have a few options to do that:
The easiest would be to simply unplug it. Mainly so the backup is physically disconnected and safe from power surges. (Loosing the main computer and the backup if lightning hits would be bad).
However the answer you are probably looking for is to remove the drive letters. Which you can do as follows:
The drive will no longer show up in explorer.
If you still want to access the drive in a less obvious way to can mount it in a directory from the same place.