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How do I hide a drive

This question has appeared in a different form but didn't quite meet my need.
One of my clients has hidden the C: drive on all the network computers so that they can't load programmes or data there.
I need to do some testing on my programme to see the effect of this and wish to load it onto my D: drive logged on with admin rights, and then hide it for a user without admin rights, then switch to that user and carry out the tests, then make it visible again. The programme on the hidden drive will have a shortcut on a visible drive otherwise they couldn't boot it of course.
The client has XP and I have Win7
Windows XP

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dengolding

8/22/2022 - Mon
yo_bee

Using group policy.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231289

User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer
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dengolding

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I've typed gpedit.mcs and will look through it and get back to you. thanks.
dengolding

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I'm on site for 4 days so please be patient while I try your suggestions
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yo_bee

Do you have a domain in place?
dengolding

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My client has a domain and I can't touch their computers. I have workgroup computers I nee to do this test on.
yo_bee

Should be straight forward.

Good luck.
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dengolding

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I've found the relevant item in group policies but won't try it out on my laptop today as I'm carrying out some training don't want to risk a situation. However, I'll do it tomorrow - looks like it could be the answer.
dengolding

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I managed to hide the D: drive in windows explorer through user admin templates so the solution worked. However, it didn't solve my problem. Before hiding the drive, I copied my programme and DLLs to that drive and made a shortcut to the desktop. The drive was then hidden and the shortcut clicked. The programme started which is correct but when I queried the drives, the D: drive showed up so it had only been hidden in Explorer and not completely to the user. So, I'm still looking for a way to hide it so it doesn't appear in any folder dialog windows.