Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Windows 10 and Windows 8 show by default the drive letter of attached devices, and most people find this very handy, but in some cases you want them gone. We will explain how to disable and enable them.

This tutorial is for multiple Windows Versions: Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The steps are the same, however the layout of the menu’s might be different.

 

Drive Letters in Windows 10 Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Drive Letters in Windows 10

Show Full Path in File Explorer.

1. Open File Explorer and open any random folder.

2. Click on View in the top bar.

3. Then click on Options

4. Now click on Change Folder and Search options

 

Windows 10: Folder Options Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Click on the View tab

6. Uncheck the box: “Show Drive Letters”

7. Click on Apply and then OK

 

Windows 10: Show / Hide Drive Letter Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Windows 10: Show / Hide Drive Letter

As you see, the File Explorer should now no longer show the drive letter of the attached drives and internal drives

 

Disable Full Path in File Explorer.

1. Open File Explorer and open any random folder.

2. Click on View in the top bar.

3. Then click on Options

4. Now click on Change Folder and Search options

 

Windows 10: Folder Options Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Click on the View tab

6. Check the box: “Show Drive Letters”

Windows 10: Show / Hide Drive Letter Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer Show or Hide Drive Letter in Windows File Explorer

Windows 10: Show / Hide Drive Letter

7. Click on Apply and then OK

 

As you see, the File Explorer should now show the drive letter of the attached drives and internal drives

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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