Did you know that it is possible to assign drive letters to folders so that you can access those folders as if they were hard drive partitions?
This makes it not only easier to access those folders on the system, as you do not need to navigate to them first in Windows Explorer, but also makes running programs easier especially from the command line as you do not have to enter the full path to the folder but the abbreviated one instead. In addition, it may speed up load and save operations on Windows systems.
It is very easy to assign a drive letter to a folder, to do that, do the following:
That is all. Fairly easy isn't it? Now the drive letter x: remains accessible as long as you do not turn off or reboot windows.
If you want to make this permanent you will have to do the following:
Update: If you do not like to work with the command line or bat files, you could head over to NTwind to download Visual Subst instead, which is a gui version of the program.
To use the program simply select a drive letter in its interface and pick a folder from a hard drive to link the two together.
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