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Can you tell me how to hide the A drive using the registry?

Can you tell me how to hide the A drive using the registry? I know that it it determined by a numeric value in HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionpoliciesexplorer. In that section it is set to NoDriveTypeAutoRun Type: REG_DWORD Data: 0x00000095(149).

Seemingly, the A drive is determined by the right most bit. I have changed the numeric values and had no success. Hopefully this makes more sence to you than it does to me!

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If you're using Windows 2000 or XP, you can hide a drive using local or domain group policies. The policy is Hide These Specified Drives and is accessed via User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Explorer.

If you want to hack the Registry directly, you have the right key but the wrong value. The value is NoDrives with a REG_DWORD value. An entry of 3 will remove the A and B drives. An entry of 4 will remove the A, B, and C drives.

This was first published in January 2002

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