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Thread: Assign a drive letter to any folder in Vista!

  1. #1
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    Nov 2008

    Assign a drive letter to any folder in Vista!

    For quick access to frequently used folder but lost in the tree of the disc, most users exploit the principle of Windows shortcuts. But there is another solution. Under Vista as under XP, ignored an order to associate a letter of unity to a disk file.

    This is one of the most ignored commands of the system. And yet it is present in the Windows system for a very long time, XP is already staffed. SUBST command allows you to associate a drive letter to any folder on your hard now.

    It is used very simply:

    • Start a command prompt (by going to Start, All Programs, Accessories or by typing CMD in the search box in the Start menu of Vista)

    • Key SUBST /? To find out the parameters of command SUBST.

    • The syntax is: SUBST LettreDeLecteur: CheminDuDossier

    • For example: SUBST S: C: \ WINDOWS \ System32 folder combines the Windows system to drive S:.

    • You can create as many readers' letters that are free on your machine.

    • To view a list of files and virtualized key player in the command SUBST and confirm by [Enter]

    • To remove an unnecessary attribution, use the SUBST drive: / D (eg SUBST S / D)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    subst command


    Associates a path with a drive letter.

    SUBST [drive1: [drive2:]path]
    SUBST drive1: /D
    drive1: Specifies a virtual drive to which you want to assign a path.
    [drive2:]path Specifies a physical drive and path you want to assign to a virtual drive.
    /D Deletes a substituted (virtual) drive.

    Type SUBST with no parameters to display a list of current virtual drives.


    SUBST a: .

    Sets the directory you are in and subdirectories thereafter into the A: drive. So if you were to type A: after doing this command you would see everything in the directory that you typed this command in.

    If you were to reboot your computer this will clear the SUBST command and put your drives back to original letters (unless command placed into the autoexec.bat).

    Note: You cannot subst network drives.

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