As you know the PC doesn’t permits you to partition a USB pen drive. They are displayed as a removal disc in PC. So in order to partition the pen drive it is necessary that the operating system recognize this USB pen drive as a fixed hard drive. To do this, you will need to create your own set of drivers then you can create multiple partitions and store your private data on it. Only the first partition will be visible, and the other partitions will not be displayed on any other PC, but only on your own PC they will be visible.
How to Proceed?
First of all, download simple universal USB pen drive driver by clicking here. Then uncompress the archive to a folder on your desktop and get started. Don’t forget to backup the contents of your pen drive, as it will format it.
Three Simple Steps
- Plug in your pen drive into your PC’s USB port. Then right-click on ‘My Computer’ and click on ‘Manage’ in the context menu. Click on ‘Device Manager’ on the left pane. This will show all the hardware devices connected to your PC. Now, on the right pane, scroll down to ‘Disk Drives’ and you should see your pen drive connected here. Right-click on the pen drive and select ‘Properties.
- In the properties window that just opened, click on the ‘Details’ tab. From the scroll down menu under ‘Property’, choose ‘Device Instance Path’. You should see a string of characters highlighted in the ‘Value’ window below, which should read something like ‘USBSTORDISK&VEN_&PROD…..’ Right-click on this value and select ‘Copy’. Now close all the windows without saving changes.
- Now open the folder that you uncompressed after downloading the universal USB flash drive driver. In this folder, find and open the file named ‘cfadisk.inf’ in ‘Notepad’ or Notepad++.
- Now locate the words ‘device_instance_id_goes_here’, which is available on line 26. You need to replace these words with the string you just copied to the clipboard from the Device Manager. Save the file and close the editor.
The great advantage of the secret partition is that you can protect your personal data away from your friends and family, and also you can avoid viruses affecting this data when plugged in on another computer.