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Author Topic: Move Drive Letter to Beginning of Drive Names in Windows Explorer  (Read 7979 times)
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« on: October 29, 2007, 07:53:14 PM »

Hi guys.

A while ago I saw a tweak to move drive letters to the beginning of drive names in Windows Explorer.  I could have sworn I saw it in the Donation Coder forum but I can't find it for the life of me.

Does anybody know how to do this?

Thanx 4 looking.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 08:18:27 PM »

Here's your answer.

The computer description appears before the computer name in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330193

You want to set the value to 4.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 08:29:44 PM »

You could do that with Tweak UI

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 08:31:12 PM »

Or you could use TweakUI !  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 09:01:39 PM »

PhilB66: what version of TweakUI is that?
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 09:23:47 PM »

PhilB66: what version of TweakUI is that?

Tweak UI 2.10
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007, 09:41:57 PM »

thanks, got it! smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 06:49:19 AM »

For XP/2k, put this in a reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000001


Save with the *.reg extension, dble click to run, answer yes to prompts, reboot to take effect.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007, 07:46:25 AM »

"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000001
umm, not quite. That will only do it for remote drives. See my first post in this thread.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 08:04:46 AM »

"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000001
umm, not quite. That will only do it for remote drives. See my first post in this thread.

I'm not sure what you mean by "remote" drives, but it does the same thing in "My Computer" that PhilB66 shows in Tweak UI, earlier in the thread.  I have been using it with success for several years now where I work.

This will *not* affect how drive letters appear in the Windows Explorer *application*, if that is what you were looking for.

Note also that the MS article you point to, earlier in the thread, points to 2 reg keys (policies) different than the one which I suggest, so perhaps they both work.

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007, 02:50:37 PM »

Sorry about my late reply.  I didn't receive email notifications of the replies.

You guys are the best.  I should have posted here sooner.  I Googled for days & couldn't turn up anything.

tinjaw, I tried your solution & it didn't work.

Daleus, I then tried your solution & it didn't work either.

So I tried TweakUI & that didn't work!!!!!

BUT I tried other settings in TweakUI & found that the GUI describes the wrong setting.  When I set TweakUI to "Never show drive letters" I in fact had the setting to place drive letters at the beginning of all my drives.

I looked in the registry & this is the key TweakUI created:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004

Thanx to all of you who helped.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 03:33:49 PM »

tinjaw, I tried your solution & it didn't work.
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I looked in the registry & this is the key TweakUI created:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004

That's what I said to do. Glad to see you got it working.
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 09:01:21 AM »

Yeah but it didn't work with the value U supplied.

Thanx anyway.
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