TIP – ADD Virtual drive on Windows

A situation has emerged where I wanted to test the code, but it requires drive letter T which was not available on my machine.

I do not want to directly test the code on the production server.

On researching I have found that there a native feature in windows operating system where you can map any folder as drive.

So here are the simple steps to achieve it:

      1. Create a folder that you want show as drive

 

     2. Open Command prompt and enter below command (RUN as administrator)

subst T: C:\Tdrive\


     3. Here you go, you can now see the drive letter.


 

If you want to remove the drive, then the command is:

subst T: /D


I hope this TIP will assist you if you just want a virtual drive mapped out from a folder.

Note: This is not persistent and will disappear after the reboot.

 

 

Thanks for reading…………

Tech Wizard

 

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