Access an Acer Notebook's Hidden Partition

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Access an Acer Notebook's Hidden Partition
Access your Acer laptop's hidden partition with the Windows operating system. (hard drive 2 image by Graham Lumsden from

Acer laptops have a hidden partition installed in the event that you need to restore your system. Some of the reasons that you might need to restore your system could be a hardware failure or a virus infection on your computer. Accessing this hidden partition sounds like it could be a daunting task, but it's not very hard. You can easily do it yourself with minimal knowledge of computers.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and then go to the "Computer" option.

  2. 2

    Click "Tools" and then click the "Folder" options.

  3. 3

    Click on the "View" tab and click on the "Show Hidden Drives" tab in the window.

  4. 4

    Click the "Apply" button to see your Acer's hidden partition.

  5. 5

    Double click on the hidden drive's icon in the menu to access the files on it.

Tips and warnings

  • After the hidden partition is turned off, you can start to transfer files and other data to it.
  • Follow the same process to hide the partition again when you need to hide your files.

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