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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?

Thanks!

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


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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:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365733(VS.85).aspx

Symbolic links:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365680(VS.85).aspx

Optimum Page file configuration using partitions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482

And here's some information about hiding folders
http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_hide_a_windows_folder.htm

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

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


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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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