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Drive Letters -How To Move Them

 
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AlanWade



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Drive Letters -How To Move Them Reply with quote

By default Windows shows your drive letters after the drive name or you can hide the drive letters. With a simple reg hack you can show the drive letters before the drive names should you want to.

The usual warnings apply when modifying the registry - Back It Up! - Create a restore point.

This tip will work with XP, Vista and Se7en.
So as I have already said Windows by default shows the drive letters after the drive names.



To hide the drive letters, click on 'Start' then on 'Computer'.
With XP, you will already see the menubar, with Vista and Se7en press the 'Alt' key.

Click on 'Tools' then select 'Folder Options'.

In the window that opens select the 'View' tab.
Scroll down to 'Show drive letters' and uncheck it.



Press 'OK' to apply your changes.

To move the drive letter to before the drive name press the Winkey +'R' to bring up the Run box.
Type regedit and press 'Enter' to open the registry editor.
Navigate to
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
and in the right hand pane, right click and select 'New' then 32bit(DWORD).
Give it the name of ShowDriveLettersFirst and press 'Enter'.



Double click on the new Dword and give it a value of 4.



You may need to log off then back on again to see the changes but you shouldnt have to.



If you want to revert back to having the drive letters after the drive names just navigate your way back to the key and either delete the key or double click on it and give it a value of 0.

Again, you may need to log off then back on again to see the change but shouldnt have to.
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