BootCamp: Mapping Local Folder to A:\ Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by micvog, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. micvog macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    I am using some software that requires access to an A:\ drive. I would like to map the "A:\" drive to a folder within the "My Documents" folder. I tried using "Map Network Drive" from File Explorer and it will not let me map to a local directory.

    Any ideas? I need to save the data that is written to the A:\ drive, so although a RAMDisk/RAMDrive might work, it would be an extra step savings the contents to my local drive.

    Thx.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You might want to check into the subst command "subst a: [path]"

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  3. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    Thanks - that works.

    For others with the same issue, I saved the following command as a text file:

    Code:
    SUBST A: "C:\Documents and Settings\[UserNameHere]\My Documents\[FolderNameHere]"
    I renamed the file to have a .BAT extension. Now, when I double-click on it, it automatically runs the SUBST command and I don't have to re-type it. (The SUBST command mapping disappears after logging out or rebooting.)
     

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