System Drive Cannot be Hidden in Windows NT Explorer View
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Hiding the system drive as described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base
Defining Local and Remote Drive Visibility Under WinNT 4.0
does not work for the system drive in the Windows NT Explorer view. The system drive is hidden from view in My Computer and in default system file Open/Save dialog boxes.
In Windows NT Explorer view, all drives but the system drive can be hidden.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Windows Service Pack Center -or- 152734 how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.
Article ID: 219392 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 18:15:00 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition Keywords: kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB219392