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Windows 7: Show Drive Letters First in Windows 7


30 Jan 2009   #1

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Show Drive Letters First in Windows 7

In XP and Vista following registry fix made the drive letter of all drives appear first, in front of the drive label:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004

Unfortunately this setting doesn't seem to work any longer in Windows 7's Explorer, and the drive letters remain at the end.

Does anybody know of a working method?

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30 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could use something like EasyBCD to do it.
Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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30 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Make sure you have Show Drive Letters checked in Folder Options...it works for me.
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30 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, he's asking about showing the letters in front of the drive instead of after, I thought you were talking about the boot order. My bad.
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31 Jan 2009   #5

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Problem fixed

Sorry guys, for misleading you in my 1st message, the mentioned registry fix does work in Windows 7, too.

I had made a mistake earlier by adding the fix "ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004 by error manually under HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

I now deleted the wrong entry from HKEY_CURRENT_USER and made the fix correctly by merging a little .reg file with following contents:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004
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Copy & paste into Notepad and rename it a .reg file. It works!
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31 Jan 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Ustahl. This tutorial below is for you.

Drive Letters - Show Before or After Name in Computer

Shawn
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 Show Drive Letters First in Windows 7




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