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Say I have a Desktop PC attached to it through the USB an external Hard drive. How can I access that drive through my network using my laptop without letting that drive to be accessed or make it hidden on my desktop PC?

I am Using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.

  • Is this on Windows or Linux? – Holloway Jan 9 '15 at 16:58
  • oops sorry, on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition – hsawires Jan 9 '15 at 16:59
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I don't have a Windows 7 machine available to show a screenshot, but in Disk Management you can hide a drive letter. You could set up a share and then use Disk Manager to keep the drive from being browsable in the local machine's File Explorer.

  • In that case, does the drive will be visible over network? if not, hoe to access it? – hsawires Jan 9 '15 at 17:15

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