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Windows 7 - Mount File Share As A Folder

Posted on 2010-11-12
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Hello,

I know that you can mount a physical drive to a folder in Windows 7 (i.e. c:\mounteddrive\ vs. a drive letter).

How can I do this for files shares?  I have some applications that won't talk to mapped network drives and I would like to trick them into thinking the content of the remote drive is within a folder on my system drive.

Thanks
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You'll want to use the mklink funtion

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-symlinks-in-windows-vista/

mklink /D C:\path /D /J \\server\path

I am not sure about the J
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by:ChiefoftheChiss
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Might have been wrong about that sorry, testing myself now.
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mklink local_dir \\ip or servername\sharename /d

Try that instead, works for me, but your app might see it incorrectly, you might have to use one of the switches
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That was exactly what I needed.  Thanks so much.
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