Windows 8.1 - How to hide the drive letters

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Windows 8.1 - How to hide the drive letters


Here's a small trick to hide the drive letters in Windows 8.1:

Method 1

  • Open the Control Panel > Folder Options.
  • Go to the View tab.
  • Clear the "Show drive letters" checkbox.
  • Click on Apply > OK.

Method 2

  • Open the Registry Editor
  • Expand the following key:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  • Create a new DWORD 32-bit and name it as ShowDriveLettersFirst.
  • Set its value to:
    • 0 - Default value
    • 1 - Display drive letters before the name
    • 2 - Hide the drive letters

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Published by jak58. Latest update on April 5, 2015 at 06:29 AM by jak58.
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