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How do you hide a partition.

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After some tweaking of my acer laptop, as usual, I screw up more than I fix.  Now the hidden partition which Acer keeps its restore files on is showing up as drive : D.   Normally this would not be too much of a problem, but this is a club laptop and someone might screw up the ability to restore it back to the way it came from the factory....

How do I hide it again?
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Well, a cursory way to hide it would be to remove its drive letter from the Disk Management console.  That's not really security if that's what you're looking for, but it does elminiate most of the ability to do things by accident.
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As cuziyq say:

Start / run:
diskmgmt.msc

Select drive D: and remove the drive letter. You can restore the same letter from here too.
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TweakUI sucks.  I would shy away from it.  There is a very good reason Microsoft doesn't support that tool.  It's better than it used to be, but still dangerous.  Plus, it doesn't really do anything other than make the drive letter not show up -- kind of like taking a label off the bottle, but you can still drink from it.  Doing it from Disk Administrator makes the partition inaccessible, not just hidden.
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After installing it click on My Computer/Drives and uncheck any drive letters you wish to hide
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