How can I show drive letters first in Explorer?


There is an easy way to show drive letters first via a hidden feature in RegEdit

show drive letters first
  • Open the Registry Editor — regedit.exe
  • Goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer    
  • Create a new DWORD with the name ShowDriveLettersFirst
  • Set ShowDriveLettersFirst value equal to 4
show drive letters first

ShowDriveLettersFirst can be set to any of the below values

0 – show the drive letter AFTER its name (by default)

1 – show network drive names before their names

2 – hide all drive letters

4 – show drive letters after the volume labels

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