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Windows 7: Subst a drive at startup

28 Apr 2010   #1
Robinson

Windows 7
 
 
Subst a drive at startup

Hi,

I want to map a folder to a drive at startup. I did this on my Windows XP box by adding a registry entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, which said:

subst v: c:\vss

This doesn't work in Windows 7, i.e. whenever I boot the subst'd drive is missing. I'm not running as admin on this 7 box whereas I was on the XP version.

Any thoughts?


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28 Apr 2010   #2
Casca

 

SUBST N: c:\whatever\whatever

Create a text file containing the command with a .CMD or .BAT extension, and put it here:

\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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28 Apr 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

This page should help you. Scroll down, the stuff you want is mostly in the user comments at the bottom.

Map a Drive Letter to a Folder the Easy Way in Windows - How-To Geek
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28 Apr 2010   #4
Robinson

Windows 7
 
 

I tried the batch file thing, putting it into the startup folder and all it does is launch the .bat file in notepad, rather than actually running it!
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28 Apr 2010   #5
Robinson

Windows 7
 
 

k thanks, I'll use Visual Subst.
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28 Apr 2010   #6
Casca

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robinson View Post
I tried the batch file thing, putting it into the startup folder and all it does is launch the .bat file in notepad, rather than actually running it!
That sounds like you saved the file as whatever.bat.txt

.txt is Notepad's default file extension.
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