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    The registry entry below has for ions been able to put letters before names on the drives in My COmputer.

    But now for some rason it ain't working.

    HAs this changed? I have the "Show Drive Letters" checked, and I have rebooted...

    ?

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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




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    Now Chuckkey, were did you get this hack and what OS is it for?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer]
    "ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004
    I've used this on Windows 2008 OS before and it works correctly and from the quick bit of research I've done it works with Windows 7 also. I checked the regfix and it is the exact same location/value.

    If you manually added this DWORD/value, try deleting the entry you've made rebooting and re-adding it via .reg insertion.

    Interestingly I did find this MS KB article and it lists a different location to insert the entry but I have never done that before and I use the drive letter tweak regularly.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q330193

    DaveA,

    This modification has been around since Windows XP and is still current as far as I know.eg. " Local Disk (C " Vs. " (C Local Disk "

    Reference (please remove if not allowed on this forum),

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-computer.html

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    Try the Ultimate Windows Tweaker program, under "personalization", "windows explorer", check box: "Show Drive Letters".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Try the Ultimate Windows Tweaker program, under "personalization", "windows explorer", check box: "Show Drive Letters".
    Nice Clint. I use Ultimate Windows Tweaker and never noticed this. Just tried it, works perfrctly. Chuck should be very happy.
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    Ted / Clint / Josh / Dave;

    WUT did it painlessly. Dunno why the entry didn't work, but oh well...

    See there Dave, I'm not the ONLY person in the world that doesn't like Vanilla! But AAMOF, I was fine with things they way they were, but my external drive died over the weekend, and it had my bare-ass Win-7 install on it, so I'm reconstructing, otherwise I wouldn't have had to mess with this now.

    But, ah yes, onece again, thanks to all for their patient assistance.

    CB

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