Using Hidden Partitions On Windows XP

by on March 27, 2008

Q: How do I enable and use a hidden partition on Windows XP?

A: In order to see and use the hidden partition you will need to do the following:

1. Select Start > Control Panel.

2. Choose Folder Options.

3. Click View > Advanced Settings.

Verify that “Show hidden files and folders” is checked.

Verify that “Hide Protected Operating system files” unchecked.

You should now be able to open My Computer and see the previously hidden partition therefore also allowing you access.