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create one shared folder on a pc with multiple drives.

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I am trying to make a fileserver using XP Professional.  I have a small lan like 2 pc and a server named "fileserver".

My server has three 40gb hdds and I would like to create a folder name "Files".  I would like to create a shared directory in a way where this directory spans across the 3 drives.  Meaning when I go into the "Files" directory on this pc, it would display files from Drive C: D: & E:.  

To clarify further here's what I got in mind:

On C:\ a shared folder called "Files" has a test.doc file in it.
On D:\ a shared folder called "Files" has a aaa.jpg file in it.
On E:\ a shared folder called "Files" has a bbb.xls file in it.

so when I goto \\fileserver\files\, I want to see all the above 3 files in this directory.

\\fileserver\files
test.do
aaa.jpg
bbb.xls

I think active directory does this but I want to avoid this and DFS (distributed file system) does something similar but it's not what I want because it creates folders then connect the files.

I hope I explain my question clearly, if not please let me know and I will revise it.  Thanks in advance for your help.


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fsutil hardlink create
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Chicagoan,

This looks like it could work, but I am not familar with the fsutil command.  Could you provide me with a small working example?  Thanks.
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Thank you chicagoan, but I just found the solution to my question.  

I could use win2k advance server and use "spanned volume" under computer management to create 1 drive out of the 2 drive and that will serve my purpose.

THIS QUESTION IS NOW CLOSED.
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that's not the answer to the question you asked,
You're simply making one drive from 3

but ...

you'll have to post a request in the CS forum to ask for a refund
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