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Hidden Partition (For Page Files

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#1 Day_Trader


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:42 PM

On my desktop computer (running Vista Buainess 64-bit), I have created a separate partition specifically for my page files. I wanted to ask: If I hide this partition using gpedit.msc, will my computer still be able to find it for the purpose of page filing? If not, what is a better way to hide the partition?

Also, on my laptop (running Vista Home Premium), it doesn't have gpedit.msc. Is there another way that I can hide a partition used for the purpose of page filing?


Edited by Day_Trader, 22 November 2010 - 11:25 PM.

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#2 Fafhrd


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:44 PM

Windows NTFS cannot write to hidden volumes. You can, however, make a symbolic link to the volume, or you can mount the volume as a folder, which itself may be hidden.

Mounting Drives as folders:

Symbolic links:

Optimum Page file configuration using partitions

And here's some information about hiding folders

Have fun, and make sure you don't lose it!

Edited by Fafhrd, 23 November 2010 - 03:44 PM.

#3 Day_Trader

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Hi Fafhrd,

Thank you very much for this information. I had hidden the folder containing page files on my computer and I noticed that it was running a bit slower than usual which is why I originally asked this question here, and you confirmed my suspicion! I will begin reading the links you've posted here right away. Much appreciation!

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