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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!

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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