Question Making a usb drive invisible

pengyou

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I want to connect a large usb drive in the back of my computer at work and use it to back up work. I DO NOT want it to be visible in file explorer - am trying to make this at least a little bit discrete. I have searched this issue but only find: how to make a usb drive appear that cannot be seen or how to hide files on the usb drive. Is what I want to do possible? I will be using a batch file to copy files to this usb drive.
 
open powershell and type get-volume | fl to see all your paritions
copy somewhere uniqueid for your usb drive
open disk management and remove drive letter
drive will be hidden now, u can access it now only with that partition id (uniqueid)
which is kinda hassle to work with in dos enviroment as it is UNC path (aka network)
but heres a trick
u can use mklink /j folder target to create link from folder to your hidden partition
u can place that folder anywhere nobody will look for
example
Code:
mklink /j c:\test \\?\Volume{d0def08c-d9fd-11e9-9fa3-f48c509a63b0}\
replace with your volumeid
in dos enviroment u can use cd c:\test to open it
 
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