how to lock drive

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Post 3+ Months Ago

run regedit

go: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARES/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/POLICIES/EXPLORER/

CREATE
DWORD VALUE NAME:
NoViewOnDrive
VALUE DATA 2^(DRIVE NUMBER -1)
EXAMPLE IF YOU WANT TO LOCK C DRIVE
C DRIVE HAS DECIMAL NUMBER 3
TO LOCK C DRIVE 2^(3-1)=4

[NOTE SELECT DECIMAL VALUE IN DWPRD]

after that RESTART PC

if you want unlock drive
delete registery you created
and restart
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what do you mean by lock? stop you accessing it ? or stops you writing, editing and deleting things?
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Quote:
NoViewOnDrive


Looks like it hides it. There is another registry key which will prevent access as well.
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ar okies that makes sense lol i dnt see why you would want to but okies lol
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Playing jokes is one reason. Where I work we hide the drives so users don't go digging around where they shouldn't be.
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yeh i can understand at work but at home the only reason would be to hide summit you shouldn't have ;) or jokes
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lock c:

Lock the C: drive

When typing the above command you will receive the below prompt.

WARNING: The LOCK command enables direct access by programs
that can CORRUPT file names and/or DESTROY disk data, resulting in the
loss of files on your disk.

Are you sure (Y/N)?
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Where did you get this information? I just tried it on an XP machine and it is not a recognized command.
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To lock the hard disk drive

lock x:

The x represents the letter of the hard disk drive that you wish to lock. For example, if you needed to lock the C: drive, type c in the place of x.
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You still didn't answer my question

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