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Windows 7: Drive Letters - Show Before or After Name in Computer

31 Jan 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Drive Letters - Show Before or After Name in Computer

How to Show Drive Letters Before or After Drive Name in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


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05 Apr 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks guys. Tutorial updated for both Current and All Users options.

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04 Aug 2011   #11
WATYF

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to dig this up, but does anyone know how to make this work for ALL file/folder browsers in all applications.

The option in this thread makes the drive letters show up first in Windows Explorer, but if you open Excel (or whatever) and try to open a file, the drop down will show drive letters after the label. Anyone know a way to change that?

WATYF
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30 Oct 2011   #12
UncleSasha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
This way does not work
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31 Oct 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sasha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

All the options in the tutorial work perfectly fine for me.

Could you give us some more details on what option you are trying, and what is happening when you try it?
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31 Oct 2011   #14
UncleSasha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sasha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

All the options in the tutorial work perfectly fine for me.

Could you give us some more details on what option you are trying, and what is happening when you try it?
I'm use this reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=-

However Any changes has not occurred.
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31 Oct 2011   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, that would be the REG file in step 2 in OPTION ONE.

Did you restart the computer afterwards to fully apply?
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31 Oct 2011   #16
UncleSasha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, certainly
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31 Oct 2011   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This only works for the "Computer" window in Windows Explorer, and not in any other window that may show the HDD.

If it's not working in the "Computer" window like in the example screenshots at the top of the tutorial, then I'm not sure why it wouldn't be for you unless there may be some Russian and English difference for the registry entries.
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31 Oct 2011   #18
UncleSasha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use English version.
It also is necessary for me.
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31 Oct 2011   #19
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi unclesasha and brink,

i hope you dont mind me mentioning there is a program that will change this function for you along with a collection of tools to tweak windows 7. Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 & Vista (the windows club)

more info here >>> Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a TweakUI for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club


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