Drive Letters - Hide or Show

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How to Hide or Show Drive Letters in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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This tutorial will show you how to have all drive letters set to hide or show in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to Hide or Show Drive Letters in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to have all drive letters set to hide or show in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

If you hide drive letters, it will not remove the drive letter for drives, but only hide them from displaying.


EXAMPLE: Drive Letters Set to Hide and Show
NOTE:
This is in the Computer (Start menu) window.
Show.jpg
Remove.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Hide or Show Drive Letters in Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.​
2. Click on the View Tab, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 5)​
3. To Show All Drive Letters
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Check Show drive letters, and go to step 5 below.​

4. To Hide (Remove) All Drive Letters
A) Uncheck Show driver letters, and go to step 5 below.​

5. Click/tap on OK.​
NOTE: You may need to press F5 to refresh the window to see the changes.​
Folder_Options.jpg




OPTION TWO
To Hide or Show Drive Letters using a REG File

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Show All Drive Letters
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Show_Drive_Letters.reg
download

3. To Hide (Remove) All Drive Letters
A) Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Hide_Drive_Letters.reg
download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn


 

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