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April 29, 2004 3:35:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

Hllo,

Server is Win 2000 with 400 GB raid maxed out (have about 20GB left)

I have an application that has a file path hard coaded c:\data, and my
c: drive is running out of space. To manage the increasing space I
have added a drive aray to the server which shows up as f: dirve.
What I would like to do is create virtual folders in the c:\data
directory for new information ex:

c:\data\2004images
c:\data\2004_special_events

etc. but the actual location of these folders to be on the f: drive.

I would also like to nest two virtual folders -
c:\data\2004images\fashion
- the fashion folder would be on drive g: if I need more space.

Thanks in advance

Kots
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April 29, 2004 6:20:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

In computer management -> disk management it's possible to
mount a volume not only by a drive letter, but also as a
folder. Thus c:\data can point to another volume.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hllo,
>
>Server is Win 2000 with 400 GB raid maxed out (have about
20GB left)
>
>I have an application that has a file path hard coaded
c:\data, and my
>c: drive is running out of space. To manage the
increasing space I
>have added a drive aray to the server which shows up as f:
dirve.
>What I would like to do is create virtual folders in the
c:\data
>directory for new information ex:
>
>c:\data\2004images
>c:\data\2004_special_events
>
>etc. but the actual location of these folders to be on
the f: drive.
>
>I would also like to nest two virtual folders -
>c:\data\2004images\fashion
>- the fashion folder would be on drive g: if I need more
space.
>
>Thanks in advance
>
>Kots
>.
>
May 22, 2004 3:31:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

Actualy I found an application Junction Link Magic that creates
junction pints for a directory. Here is an excerpt from the manual:

A junction point (also known as a reparse point or a symbolic link) is
a technology for a folder to be grafted into another folder on the
same local computer.

For example, if the directory D:\jlink specified C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 as
its target, then an application accessing D:\jlink\DRIVERS would in
reality be accessing C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.

Junction points are transparent to programs.

Unfortunately, Windows 2000 and Windows XP come with no tools for
creating junctions - you have to purchase the Win2K Resource Kit,
which offers the linkd program for creating junctions. So that's where
Junction Link Magic comes in...

kot

"Tant102" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<5eb301c42dcb$255c8d50$a001280a@phx.gbl>...
> In computer management -> disk management it's possible to
> mount a volume not only by a drive letter, but also as a
> folder. Thus c:\data can point to another volume.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hllo,
> >
> >Server is Win 2000 with 400 GB raid maxed out (have about
> 20GB left)
> >
> >I have an application that has a file path hard coaded
> c:\data, and my
> >c: drive is running out of space. To manage the
> increasing space I
> >have added a drive aray to the server which shows up as f:
> dirve.
> >What I would like to do is create virtual folders in the
> c:\data
> >directory for new information ex:
> >
> >c:\data\2004images
> >c:\data\2004_special_events
> >
> >etc. but the actual location of these folders to be on
> the f: drive.
> >
> >I would also like to nest two virtual folders -
> >c:\data\2004images\fashion
> >- the fashion folder would be on drive g: if I need more
> space.
> >
> >Thanks in advance
> >
> >Kots
> >.
> >
!