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How can I have my A: drive point to my C: drive?

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I need to make my A: drive point to my C: drive.  For drives other than A:, I know you can use subst to substitute one drive for another, but this does not work with A:.  Does anyone know of a way to do this?
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by:sirbounty
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what if you drop a disk in A: first, then use
subst r: a:\ <Enter>
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Wait - I don't think you'll be able to do this anyway - subst will need to use a different drive letter - you would have to point it to an unused drive letter.
To do what you're asking, you'd need some simliar functionality in disk manager to mount a drive as a path - and this can't be done with a floppy drive - only physical disks...
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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      You can not do this and that doesnt make sense. For what purpose you need this?
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by:bpl5000
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sirbounty, the command I'd like to run is subst a: c:\ so that a: points to C:.  This does not work, but I'm sure there is some way to accomplish this.
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by:bpl5000
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Okay, I got it...
mountvol a:\ /d
subst a: c:\
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sirbounty earned 1500 total points
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Ah - glad you got it sorted. :^)
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