mapping my local drive as F: on win98 for use in old shared dos prog.

Posted on 2002-04-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I am running a 4 user win98 peer-to-peer network that has a dos based program run over it. all machines must access the program through a shared drive of f: the "server" machine must also occassionally be used to run this program as well. I need to know the autoexec/config.sys line to create a drive f: which is just a link to my local c drive. I know it can be done I just don't remember off the top of my head.
Question by:revkev6
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rid earned 300 total points
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Try "subst" (in a DOS box type: subst /? <Enter> for info). In your case it might be "subst f: c:". Check it out.
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Additional: The above suggestion is supposed to work as a command; from the command prompt or in autoexec.bat.
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Ummm... It's me again. It works in win95 anyway. The command should be:
subst F: C:\
The directory must be mentioned (\) or the current directory will be the virtual drive.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Why not connect to it as if it were a network drive... I don't think there's any reason it shouldn't work...

just map the F: drive to \\<yourworkstation>\<sharename>


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sharing a drive or printer back to yourself only works on NT! use subst

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I notice you have posted an identical (as for contents) Q in another TA, and accepted an answer. Will you please finalize this Q in some way?


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