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LWE10071 : Howto show the driveletter before the share name and comment in explorer for all users

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

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