3.13. Creating a Virtual Drive to Another Drive or Folder
You want to make a folder the root of a drive or you want to use multiple drive letters for the same drive.
Using a command-line interface
Use the following command to create a new drive pointing to an existing path on the system:
The following example creates an E: drive pointing to C:\scripts:
> subst E: C:\scripts
The following example creates an F: drive pointing to C:
> subst F: C:\
There aren't any WMI or WSH interfaces for creating virtual drives, but you can shell out to the subst command if you really want to do it via a script.
' This code creates a virtual drive. ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strDrive = "
<Drive>" ' e.g., e: strPath = "
<Path>" ' e.g., c:\scripts ' This assumes subst is in your PATH, if not, fully qualify ' the path to the command here: strCommand = "subst " & strDrive & " " & strPath ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- set objWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") intRC = objWshShell.Run(strCommand, 0, TRUE) if intRC <> 0 then WScript.Echo "Error returned from running the command: " & intRC WScript.Echo "Command attempted: " & strCommand else WScript.Echo "Command executed successfully." end if
The subst command is a useful utility for making folders on a volume appear as a drive. Let's say, for example, that you like to store files in your user profile (e.g., C:\Documents and Settings\rallen\My Documents\scripts) and need ...