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Wednesday, November 04th, 2009 | Author:

Okay this was one of those things that always annoyed me, but I never really put any effort into fixing.

At work we have *REALLY* long shares on our network so when I would open up explorer or anything I would see:

This_Is_A_Dumb_Share_Name on ‘Server Description goes here (servername)’ (Q:)

Well that means the left pane of my explorer window had to be huge before I could see that the drive letter on that was “Q”    Very annoying.

Well you can change this behaviour very easily with a registry key.  (Only tested in XP)

Create a new REG_DWORD here:


Name this new REG_DWORD “ShowDriveLettersFirst”


0= Show drive letters after description (default)

1 = Show drive letters first only on network drives, local drives show after

2 = Don’t display a drive letter (WHAT?!  Why would you do that?!)

4 = Show drive letters before descriptions

So set the value to 4.   Restart and there you go!

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Monday, October 12th, 2009 | Author:

I’m not really sure what it is called, but when people combine two words where the last letter of the first word and the first letter of the second word are the same they sometimes just use one letter.

I *HATE* that…

This seems to happen pretty often for software for some reason… I guess someone thinks it is witty or that they are saving tons of money by omitting one letter or something…


It isn’t Updat Expert nor is it Update xpert… Just put the other damned “e” in there!

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