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


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


This is the default which can be changed


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



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.