How to Create Password-Protected Hard Disk Partition?

A while ago, I wrote about Rohos Mini Drive. This handy application allows you to create a hidden password-protected partition on your USB drive. So if you can create password-protected partition on USB drive, how about creating such disk partition on your hard drive? For sure, it will be so cool!

Secret Disk is a free application for Windows that enables you to create an invisible password-protected hard disk partition on your PC to store all your important files and folders. Secret Disk doesn’t password protect your existing disk partition, but will create a separate partition for your private files.

Read also – 5 Free Tools to Lock/Hide Your Files and Folders

After successful installation, you need to provide password to lock and unlock the disk partition. On the main window of Secret Disk, you will see the status of your Secret Disk. It can be locked and unlocked state. When the disk is in locked state, the disk is invisible in your Windows system. You will not find the disk on My Computer area.

Create Hidden Password-Protected Disk Partition

To unlock and access the files in the hidden password-protected disk, you need to click the “Unlock” button and provide the correct password. When the disk has been unlocked, the disk (with letter X) will appear as additional disk partition in My Computer. You can now start working with your private files to save them to secret disk X.

Create Hidden Password-Protected Disk Partition

To lock your Secret Disk, click on the “Lock” button on the main window of Secret Disk or just press the F8 key (You need to first change the settings). The disk will completely disappear within one second and all your files on it will be protected.

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Steve Yu is a technology blogger with five years blogging experience (since 2007). He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com.

7 Comments

  1. Madhur Kapoor

    May 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Nice software. Earlier i used to remove the drive letter of the partition to hide it.

    • Steve Yu

      May 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

      How do you did that? I mean how you hide the drive letter? Using any software?

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  3. Exlade

    August 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    When securing some confidential information stored on a certain disk partition or a removable device is important, the option of Partition protection of Disk Password Protection will be useful. With such protection enabled, none of the protected disk partitions will visually appear in the system, be identified by any other program or be subject to any operations.
    Read more:
    http://www.exlade.com/disk-password-protection-partition-protection

  4. Niresh

    February 2, 2011 at 12:36 am

    This is very useful tecnique.i once again thanks to developer this technician

  5. anamika

    February 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

    if one forget its password.. is there any way to recover it

  6. Mark

    August 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

    This entry needs a correction:

    This software does NOT create a hidden PARTITION, what it does is create a VIRTUAL DISK that behaves and appears on your explorer like a separate disk (with it’s own letter), and which can be hidden or unhidden by the user.

    It does that by creating a hidden file within your Windows drive, and then emulating a disk drive for this file.
    So, it is useful in this manner; but if you are looking for a way to hide an actual partition or disk drive, then this program is not the solution.

    Thanks for the review Steve Yu, but you may want to clarify this case.

    Regards.

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