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Drive to Path Mapping
Mapping network drives is something we all do frequently and they can be a great timesaver. However I have frequently wanted to use the same process to map to locations within a file system such as frequently used directories within my own file system. Unfortunately the map network drive will only map to network shares. However a solution is to make use of the DOS subst command. You can use the command as follows to map a network drive. In this example I am mapping Z to my windows directory:
subst z: c:\windows

To un-map the drive use the same command as follows:

subst z: /D

If you have drives you always want mapping then create a batch file and run the batch file from your startup folder.


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