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    Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    I want to split a 250GB 2.5" HDD into 2 partitions, i want 1 partition accessible easily on any computer

    The other partition i want some sort of password entry or other sort of tricky entry, but i dont need encryption, its not that important, i'd rather it was just hidden and still quick to access.

    Is that possible?


    *the problem i have with truecrypt etc is that it takes ages to access the files and i dont need that kind of security. Just a simple password access into the partition would be great.

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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    Can't you do this in windows?

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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    I know windows can split a drive into 2 partitions but then how do you block access to one of them?

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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    I've done this in the past by using a partition tool to change the partition type to hidden,
    that doesn't give you password protection though.

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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    http://www.freeotfe.org/



    I know its encryption but its someting i use to hide a partition
    the partition does not have a drive letter in windows
    you load the freeotfe and mount the partition ( requires password )
    with out freeotfe it just looks like a partition without a drive letter ( or formatted )
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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    Quote Originally Posted by s3ds View Post
    http://www.freeotfe.org/



    I know its encryption but its someting i use to hide a partition
    the partition does not have a drive letter in windows
    you load the freeotfe and mount the partition ( requires password )
    with out freeotfe it just looks like a partition without a drive letter ( or formatted )
    is it quite fast at file access?

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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    I surpose there must me some slowdown but i only use it to store a few files so i never notice
    its on a AMD x2 4800
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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    If you format it as NTFS you should be able to put security on it and restrict it to certain users
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    Re: Creating a hidden partition on an external drive

    I've got it to work using FreeOTFE

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