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    Substitute Drive Letter

    Is there a way in Windows(95) to map a folder to a drive letter?

    In DOS I was always able to (and still can) do it as follows:
    Subst f: c:myfolder
    This will make a mapped drive in Windows that I can use.

    I am trying to find out if this exists in Windows.
    Help talks about shared network drives and folders. But that is not applicable on my home computer.

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    Re: Substitute Drive Letter

    The "help" doesn't indicate that you can map except to a shared network item. I wonder if the use of "shortcut icons" took the place of mapping on a stand alone computer in Win95 and later O/S?

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    Re: Substitute Drive Letter

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by ileacy on 01/02/26 13:46.</FONT></P>You can do this on a local drive (with warnings that problems may result) using the same SUBST command.

    It can not be used for a network drive. Basic limitation in Microsoft Networking.

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    Re: Substitute Drive Letter

    Thanks Ian and skitterbug,

    Yes, I've been using a couple of small batch files to map and unmap the drive using SUBST. Each batch file has a shortcut on the desktop. It works (sofar without any problems ).
    I am surprised that Winxx does not have this very useful feature built in.[img]/w3timages/icons/sad.gif[/img]

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