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By bubloob_13 ·
Can anyone tell me how to hide drives in my computer, windows explorer and myrecent documents etc through GP policy at leasst. I am able to hide drives in mycomputer through group policy , but the same drives are visible in windows explorer. But as per white papers from microsoft once you hide the drives it'll not be visible in windows explorer too!!! But in my case it's not happening like that. Can any tell me how to overcome this problem also pls. let me know how to hide my documents and my recent documents folders through group policy

Regards
Sakthi

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how to hide files and folders not with GP

by CG IT In reply to GPO

you can change the attribute of the folder to hidden by right clicking the folder, choose properties then check the hidden box.

to unhide, in the control panel, click folder options, click on the view tab, then click on show hidden files and folders.

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to hide your drives

by Jesus_C In reply to GPO

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

The "NoDrives" value uses a 32-bit word to define local and network drive visibility for each logical drive in the computer. The lower 26 bits of the 32-bit word correspond to drive letters A through Z. Drives are visible when set to 0 and hidden when set to 1.

If your not happy working in Hex, add these decimal numbers to hide the drive(s):

A: 1, B: 2, C: 4, 8, E: 16, F: 32, G: 64, H: 128, I: 256, J: 512, K: 1024, L: 2048, M: 4096, N: 8192, O: 16384, P: 32768, Q: 65536, R: 131072, S: 262144, T: 524288, U: 1048576, V: 2097152, W: 4194304, X: 8388608, Y: 16777216, Z: 33554432, ALL: 67108863

For example to hide drive A and drive D, you would add 1 (A) + 8 (D) which means the value should be set to "9".

To disable all the drives set the value to "67108863".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

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System keys

by Jesus_C In reply to to hide your drives

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoDrives
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

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Re. GPO

by bubloob_13 In reply to System keys

I have done that already, but my problem is it's hiding drives only from mycomputer, not in windows explorer. How to hide from windows explorer too...!!
Posted: 02/09/2007 @ 05:58

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Re. GPO

by bubloob_13 In reply to to hide your drives

I have done that already, but my problem is it's hiding drives only from mycomputer, not in windows explorer. How to hide from windows explorer too...!!

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try this

by Jesus_C In reply to GPO

The NoDrives entry hides the specified drives from My Computer, Windows Explorer, and in the Send To menu. However, you can have access to the required drive from Start, Run.

You can use the corresponding registry value should be used to hide the required drive:

A: 01 00 00 00
B: 02 00 00 00
C: 04 00 00 00
08 00 00 00
E: 10 00 00 00
F: 20 00 00 00
G: 40 00 00 00
H: 80 00 00 00
I: 00 01 00 00
J: 00 02 00 00
K: 00 04 00 00
L: 00 08 00 00
M: 00 10 00 00
N: 00 20 00 00
O: 00 40 00 00
P: 00 80 00 00
Q: 00 00 01 00
R: 00 00 02 00
S: 00 00 04 00
T: 00 00 08 00
U: 00 00 10 00
V: 00 00 20 00
W: 00 00 40 00
X: 00 00 80 00
Y: 00 00 00 01
Z: 00 00 00 02

Go to Windows registry Editor.
Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In the right-pane, create a new Binary entry "NoDrives"
Enter the corresponding binary value.
Save and restart Windows.

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Re.Re.GPO

by bubloob_13 In reply to try this

Exactly i did the samething. Edited that particular registry entry and created new DWORD value NoDrives = 4. Restarted the pc, it's hides c: from mycomputer, but still the drive is visible in windows explorer. Kindly help me to resolve this.....

Regards
Sakthi

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