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March 1, 2012 6:43:45 PM

Hi,

I have a usb hdd made from an ipod 5g which I have partitioned in two. The first is an bootable, active, primary partition in ntfs with an windows 7 multi install dvd which we use in our shop. The other partition is an exfat which holdes service packs and other stuff we use for tech support on location. My question is this:

Is is possible to make the boot partition hidden so when we plug it in only the exfat partition shows and is accessible from within windows while still be bootable and working as intended?

Also if it is hidden, how do we access it if we need to change the content?
March 4, 2012 4:33:18 PM

micnolmad said:
Hi,

I have a usb hdd made from an ipod 5g which I have partitioned in two. The first is an bootable, active, primary partition in ntfs with an windows 7 multi install dvd which we use in our shop. The other partition is an exfat which holdes service packs and other stuff we use for tech support on location. My question is this:

Is is possible to make the boot partition hidden so when we plug it in only the exfat partition shows and is accessible from within windows while still be bootable and working as intended?

Also if it is hidden, how do we access it if we need to change the content?

Why not just password protect the partition. Here is free software link.
Rohos Mini Drive

http://mytechquest.com/windows/how-to-create-password-p...
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March 4, 2012 4:37:28 PM

because it is a boot partition and that would prevent it from working?

Also that is not what we are looking for..
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March 4, 2012 5:06:42 PM

micnolmad said:
because it is a boot partition and that would prevent it from working?

Also that is not what we are looking for..

Hide the files then
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March 4, 2012 5:12:02 PM

Do you even read my OP? You are giving useless suggestions that are not even close to what we are looking for. Please stop giving unrelated suggestions.
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March 4, 2012 5:15:57 PM

To add: Laptops and mobile phones have hidden partitions with roms and restore images that customers do not have access to. This is what we are looking for. Again we want that boot partition to NOT be accessible via windows explorer.
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March 4, 2012 5:57:10 PM

micnolmad said:
Do you even read my OP? You are giving useless suggestions that are not even close to what we are looking for. Please stop giving unrelated suggestions.

Yes, I read it. If you are such a techie, you can do your own searches.
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March 4, 2012 6:07:53 PM

Why don't you just stay out and stop moving the thread away from the topic.
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