Solved Prevent Windows drives from mounting at startup

March 24, 2017 at 13:59:07
Specs: Windows 64
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well!
I have a simple problem, but also this is an issue that I cannot seem to find any resolution to no matter where I search online.

I have a computer with several OS's installed onto it including Mac OS, Ubuntu, and 2 Windows Installations. Each install is on a different HDD. I work from home and I have my main Windows install and I have a separate windows install for work.

What I am wanting to do is prevent Windows from mounting any other internal drives when windows is starting up so that when you go to "This PC" it will only show the current booted OS and not any other internal HDD's that are plugged in.

I have noticed windows will only show other windows formatted drives, for example, it will not show my Ubuntu drive nor my Mac Sierra Drive. I want this same result for my other Windows installation.

Any help to this issue would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and I hope you have an amazing rest of your day.


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March 24, 2017 at 15:43:44
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I haven't tried this in a multi-boot environment, but... Hiding the drive in Disk Management or in Diskpart should work.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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