Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Google


No poll attached to this discussion.

In order to better support our growing community we've set up a new more powerful forum.

The new forum is at:

The new forum is running IP.Board and will be our primary forum from now on.

This forum is being retired, but will remain online indefinitely in order to preserve its contents. This forum is now read only.

Thank you,

Adding a Hidden Drive

edited October 2012 in DrivePool
Can someone tell me the benefit of doing this? And conversely the implications?


  • Resident Guru
    Hidden how?
  • If you add a new drive to the DP you have a tickbox option to add it as Hidden.
  • Resident Guru
    If it's hidden, it isn't given a drive letter. This means it can't be seen in explorer and other applications which rely on drive letters to be able to see drives and drive content. DrivePool can still see it.

    Pros: you can attach many pool drives without running out of letters or cluttering explorer with drive letters.

    Cons: you can't see and explore the drives in explorer/other apps - which you don't normally need to do anyway if all you're using them for is pooling (since you'll be accessing the pool via the pool drive letter).

    You can always hide/unhide them later via Disk Management, too.
  • Resident Guru
    Alternative is to add it as NTFS folder
Sign In or Register to comment.