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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 8:32:53 PM

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Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is no
more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:

subst i: c:\network
subst j: c:\test
subst k: c:\dennis


I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could add
these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as folders?

More about : drive letter folder

Anonymous
April 28, 2004 10:46:40 AM

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When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put them in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.

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"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is no
> more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
>
> subst i: c:\network
> subst j: c:\test
> subst k: c:\dennis
>
>
> I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could add
> these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as folders?
>
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 10:46:41 AM

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But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis

"David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put them
in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.

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http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is
no
> more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
>
> subst i: c:\network
> subst j: c:\test
> subst k: c:\dennis
>
>
> I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could add
> these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
folders?
>
>
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Anonymous
April 28, 2004 1:21:25 PM

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Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to make it work.

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"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put them
> in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is
> no
> > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> >
> > subst i: c:\network
> > subst j: c:\test
> > subst k: c:\dennis
> >
> >
> > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could add
> > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> folders?
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 1:21:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Yes, for a DOS or Windows 3.11 application, but what about a windows XP
application?

In the help and support folder I read where I set the folder's proerties as
networked shared and then map a network drive. I can mark the folder as a
network shareable, but how do I get it in the folder area of the create map
drive dialog?

One other possibility is to purchase a utility called foldertodrive.

"David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23imGe5KLEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to
make it work.

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http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put
them
> in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is
> no
> > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> >
> > subst i: c:\network
> > subst j: c:\test
> > subst k: c:\dennis
> >
> >
> > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could
add
> > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> folders?
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 4:36:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

"Put them in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder."

Put subst d: c:\ (or whatever) into a shortcut and drag it to your startup folder on the start menu.

autoexec.nt is used for 16 bit programs.


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"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message news:o SVNRAMLEHA.3332@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Yes, for a DOS or Windows 3.11 application, but what about a windows XP
> application?
>
> In the help and support folder I read where I set the folder's proerties as
> networked shared and then map a network drive. I can mark the folder as a
> network shareable, but how do I get it in the folder area of the create map
> drive dialog?
>
> One other possibility is to purchase a utility called foldertodrive.
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23imGe5KLEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to
> make it work.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> > drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis
> >
> > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put
> them
> > in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
> >
> > --
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> > "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is
> > no
> > > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> > >
> > > subst i: c:\network
> > > subst j: c:\test
> > > subst k: c:\dennis
> > >
> > >
> > > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could
> add
> > > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> > folders?
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 4:36:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

It worked. Somehow I had the notion that putting a batch file in the
startup folder wouldn't be permanent. Sorry for the crossed lines. Thanks.

Question. Is there anyway to execute the batch file with displaying a
window?

"David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eZUNlmMLEHA.3016@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
"Put them in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder."

Put subst d: c:\ (or whatever) into a shortcut and drag it to your startup
folder on the start menu.

autoexec.nt is used for 16 bit programs.


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http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
news:o SVNRAMLEHA.3332@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Yes, for a DOS or Windows 3.11 application, but what about a windows XP
> application?
>
> In the help and support folder I read where I set the folder's proerties
as
> networked shared and then map a network drive. I can mark the folder as a
> network shareable, but how do I get it in the folder area of the create
map
> drive dialog?
>
> One other possibility is to purchase a utility called foldertodrive.
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23imGe5KLEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to
> make it work.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> > drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis
> >
> > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put
> them
> > in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
> >
> > --
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> > "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there
is
> > no
> > > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> > >
> > > subst i: c:\network
> > > subst j: c:\test
> > > subst k: c:\dennis
> > >
> > >
> > > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could
> add
> > > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> > folders?
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 4:37:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

If you don't understand what I'm saying say what you don't understand.

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"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message news:o SVNRAMLEHA.3332@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Yes, for a DOS or Windows 3.11 application, but what about a windows XP
> application?
>
> In the help and support folder I read where I set the folder's proerties as
> networked shared and then map a network drive. I can mark the folder as a
> network shareable, but how do I get it in the folder area of the create map
> drive dialog?
>
> One other possibility is to purchase a utility called foldertodrive.
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23imGe5KLEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to
> make it work.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> > drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ...Dennis
> >
> > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put
> them
> > in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
> >
> > --
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> > "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there is
> > no
> > > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> > >
> > > subst i: c:\network
> > > subst j: c:\test
> > > subst k: c:\dennis
> > >
> > >
> > > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could
> add
> > > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> > folders?
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 5:26:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Not really (it is but ...). Set the shortcut properties to run minimised (and put a shortcut to the bat in startup not the bat itself).

If you must hide it, put it in Task Scheduler (at startup) and use an account other than yours - then you won't see it.
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"Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message news:o KLAsPTLEHA.3548@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> It worked. Somehow I had the notion that putting a batch file in the
> startup folder wouldn't be permanent. Sorry for the crossed lines. Thanks.
>
> Question. Is there anyway to execute the batch file with displaying a
> window?
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eZUNlmMLEHA.3016@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> "Put them in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder."
>
> Put subst d: c:\ (or whatever) into a shortcut and drag it to your startup
> folder on the start menu.
>
> autoexec.nt is used for 16 bit programs.
>
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> news:o SVNRAMLEHA.3332@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Yes, for a DOS or Windows 3.11 application, but what about a windows XP
> > application?
> >
> > In the help and support folder I read where I set the folder's proerties
> as
> > networked shared and then map a network drive. I can mark the folder as a
> > network shareable, but how do I get it in the folder area of the create
> map
> > drive dialog?
> >
> > One other possibility is to purchase a utility called foldertodrive.
> >
> > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:%23imGe5KLEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Sentence 1 explains why your way doesn't work. Sentence 2 tells you how to
> > make it work.
> >
> > --
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> > "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23cEtTxKLEHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > But I want the whole system to recognize them. I know you can define a
> > > drive as a folder. Can't you define a folder as a drive? ....Dennis
> > >
> > > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > > news:ubzwHjJLEHA.892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > When you start a dos or Win 3.11 program they'll be executed then. Put
> > them
> > > in a shortcut and drag them to the startup folder.
> > >
> > > --
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > > http://www.g2mil.com/Dec2003.htm
> > > "Dennis Allen" <dennis@dennisallen.com> wrote in message
> > > news:%23zO8LbJLEHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > > > Hi. Just switching over to a new XP Pro machine. I understnad there
> is
> > > no
> > > > more autoexec.bat. I tried to add the following to
> > > > c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt:
> > > >
> > > > subst i: c:\network
> > > > subst j: c:\test
> > > > subst k: c:\dennis
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I rebooted, but nothing happened. Could someone tell me where I could
> > add
> > > > these commands? Or is there another way to define drive letters as
> > > folders?
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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