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05 Aug 2013   #1

win7 ult x64
 
 
Win7 shared drives in virtual XP

hi, i'm trying to run some ancient 16bit programs in virtualXP. the virtualXP sees the Windows 7 drives where all my data is stored. i can inspect the contents of those drives from virtualXP. virtualXP however has not allocated a drive letter to the Windows 7 drive so that i can access this data on the Windows 7. i need to be able to map Windows 7 C: drive as say Z: drive in virtualXP. any guidance will be greatly appreciated.

regards
bert streppel

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06 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

First Click Start> Computer.

Once done click on 'My Network Places'.
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Upon clicking you should see a share called 'tsclient'. Open that share and it should be your C:\ drive in Windows 7. Now copy the UNC path above.
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Once copied, go back to 'My Computer' and click on 'Tools' > 'Map Network Drive'.
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You should see a network mapping wizard. Here paste the UNC path in the 'Folder' text box and pick the drive letter you wish to map it to.
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Now click Finish and your drive C:\ Drive should be mapped to Z:\ in Windows XP.
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Hope This Helps,
Josh


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06 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by streppel View Post
hi, i'm trying to run some ancient 16bit programs in virtualXP. the virtualXP sees the Windows 7 drives where all my data is stored. i can inspect the contents of those drives from virtualXP. virtualXP however has not allocated a drive letter to the Windows 7 drive so that i can access this data on the Windows 7. i need to be able to map Windows 7 C: drive as say Z: drive in virtualXP. any guidance will be greatly appreciated.

regards
bert streppel
I don't see how mapping a drive can give you write access to that drive.

Write access to drives on other machines typically requires that you make adjustments to the Security tab of the Windows 7 machine.

If adding a drive letter doesn't work> HDD sharing
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07 Aug 2013   #4

win7 ult x64
 
 

thanks josh. it's all working. i forgot about the mapping \\tsclient\C .i did do one on my main system a few years ago but must have had a senior moment in remembering. i now have it documented. as i would have said years ago 'your blood is worth bottling'. i still use an excellent contact management system written by an australian company 30 or more years ago. that company was bought out and now the product no longer exists. it has worked in all flavors of dos and windows up to Vista. Windows 7 was the problem. The XP emulation resolved that. i believe that Win8 has a circuitous route to also offering VirtualXP. if i was years younger i would look for or write a comparable product. thanks again.

rgds
bert streppel
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07 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Glad I could be of help

Josh
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