LKBEN10632: Howto show the driveletter before the share name and comment in explorer for all users


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

In some open dialogs you do not see the drive letter because the dialog is to small

Cause

This is the default which can be changed

Solution

For showing the driveletter first you need to change a machine key. The value 4 is the most commonly used. Other values are

1 the drive letter is displayed first for remode drives
2 the drive letters ar NOT displayed
4 the drive letter is display first for all drives

The following can be copied and pasted as a registry file. Most of the time you need to add a DWORD value to the registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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