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Thursday, April 13, 2006

[Tech]Virtual Drives in Windows XP

Well, how often do you access a folder that's sooo deeply seated that the path goes over more than half the screen ? And, how often do you have to access it from the command line ? Pretty much often, if you've got the habit of Compiling from the Command line.

Enter the command in in Windows XP. It allows you to associate an unused Drive Letter with a File Path. So, Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005\v2.0.1.345 becomes simply Infact, it shows up even in Windows Explorer, and can be used just as any other drive. Now, here's how you do it.

Start Use the like this : o: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005\v2.0.1.345 This associates the drive letter with the path Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005\v2.0.1.345 So, Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005\v2.0.1.345\vbc.exe now becomes just Pretty neat, huh ? If you specify a Drive Letter already in use, you get an Invalid Parameter message.

Incase you want to de-associate the Drive Letter from the path, use the command with the parameter. So, to de-associate the Drive Letter o:, you just issue : /d o: So, the Drive o: just ceases to exist. Kinda Neat, huh ?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ramesh RV said...

Thats a slew trick. But its not working in win2003 :( (I know you have mentioned only win xp, i am just telling this as an info).

also, please vist this page and blog

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/04/13/442772.aspx

:D , i am getting lazy to blog these days :(

4/13/2006 05:01:00 PM  
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