Drive Letters First


Drive Letters First

Make Drive Letters Show Before Description - here's one I find very useful. Always have the drive letters show first before the description in Explorer, instead of always having to scroll over to see it. It requires some registry editing, so the usual precautions apply. (Back up, Back up, Back up!)

The usual way is: Local Disk (C:)

It is easier to find what you want if drives are shown as: (C:) Local Disk

To always display drive letters first:

* Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
* Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer

In the right-pane, do the following:

* Create a value named ShowDriveLettersFirst (type REG_DWORD )
* Double-click ShowDriveLettersFirst and set it's Value data to 4
* Close Regedit.exe

(If you ever want to change it back, change the Value data back to 0)

This also shows the drive letters first in most other programs used in XP also, as well as 'open', 'save as', etc.


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