Dec 302008

If you have lots of drive letters of different types of drives, such as mapped network drives, thumb drive (USB memory sticks), smart media and compact flash, CD-ROM and DVD then this utility is perfect to help you manage them.

Drive Manager Functionality

Drive Manager will continually monitors the space available for each of your drive letters. You can also open a drive in explorer by double clicking on it.

It automatically refreshes every 30 seconds. This save you having to use the “My Computer” in windows and then change to the report view. You can force a refresh at any point by pressing F5.

Volume Labels

The volume label is displayed for all removable drives as well as local drives. This is useful if you have lots of thumb drives or smart media, compact flash etc.

Serial Numbers

The serial number column is useful for keeping track of which hard disk is which or for logging you customers hard disk serial numbers.

Hiding drives

Individual drives can be hidden from Windows explorer. You can do this by right clicking on a drive and selected Hide Drive from the popup menu. The drives will still be visible in Drive Manager so you can make then visible again and are now displayed in blue.


Drive Manager can be used as

a Windows version of the DOS “subst” command for creating substitute drive letters for local folders as a way of doing local drive mappings. It also shows you where the subst letters are pointing to in the “Type” column.


  • % Free column.
  • Hard disk serial number
  • CD ROM Doors open + close.
  • Lock / Unlock CD ROM / DVD drives.
  • Not mounted drives listed in grey with disks not inserted.
  • Time and date.
  • Map / Disconnect network drives.
  • Hide / Unhide drives from explorer.
  • See drives which are hidden.
  • Drive properties dialog on right click.
  • Create / Remove a substitute drive letter for a local folder.
  • Hidden drives displayed in blue.
  • Launch Windows Search
  • Drives with less than 5% available are displayed in red.
  • Vendor details: Vendor Name, Product Id, Revision, Vendor Spec

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