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Mount disks as Windows folders.

A - answer If your appliance or application does not allow easy selection of disks (incl. USB flash-disks), only selection of folders (e.g. some game consoles, document management systems etc.), you can map your disks as subfolders (directories) in the structure of your disk "C:".

You can assign this mapping in the "Disk Management" console. Run this console with the diskmgmt.msc command or via Manage Computer > Storage > Disk Management. Use View > Top > Disk list to switch to the list of disk drives in your computer.

Now right-click on each disk in this list and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths" to run the change letter dialog. There click the "Add" button and in the "Add driver letter" dialog use the field "Mount in the following empty NTFS folder" to map to a previously created folder in the C: drive - e.g. "DISKY" (do not map disks to the root folder C:\).

The resulting structure of subfolders will look like this:

Mapping disks as folders, Vista CZ

This method of mapping is different from the simple Shortcut method. You can access the contents of the disks directly in the specified subfolders and these subfolders behave like standard Windows file system folders.

You can also use this for relative paths of xrefs placed on different disks.

100% WinXP,Vista,Win7  CAD,HP 
23.10.2009    4219×  
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See also:
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Tip 8618:Mapping Autodesk Cloud (AutoCAD WS) as a network disk drive.
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