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How to show drive letters first in My Computer

Posted on August 26th, 2008

By default, windows explorer and My Computer show the drive description before the drive letter as shown:

This order can be changed so that the drive letter gets shown first, as shown:

To change this order so that the drive letter gets shown first add the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer

Add a REG_DWORD named: ShowDriveLettersFirst

Set the value to the desired level (4 is best)

  • 0 – Show drive letters after description (default)
  • 1 – Show network drive letters before description, and local drive letters after description
  • 2 – No drive letter is displayed
  • 4 – Show drive letters before description

You will need to logout and back in to view the change.

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