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How to Disable a Hard disk Partition

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In this article, I will tell you a simple and easy to follow policy settings in Windows that prevents access to hard disk partitions from My Computer / Computer in Windows Explorer.So you can share your computer with anyone without any data loss problem.

Follow Steps :-

1. Open Run (Windows Key + R) from Start Menu and type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

2. Now in the Local Group Policy editor window go to

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer

How to Disable a Hard disk Partition

3. Now in the right pane you will see a list of settings. Scroll down until you find the setting named “Prevent access to drives from My Computer“.

4. Double click the setting to open the setting window. Now select Enabled.

How to Disable a Hard disk Partition

Now in the left pane you will find a drop-down where you can select the drive you want a restricted access.

You can also choose to restrict all the drives. Now press Apply and then OK.

Now that you are done, double clicking the selected (restricted) drives will throw an error window as shown below.

Drives will throw an error

Akash Padhiyar

I am Akash Padhiyar Founder of,BCA MCA Tutor ,Running Web development compnay "AkashInfoTech".

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