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Drive letters, libraries
by chris_dk on Mon 5th Jan 2009 18:28 UTC
chris_dk
Member since:
2005-07-12

Wasn't a new Windows version supposed to remove drive letters and use a path based mounting mechanism similar to Unix-based OS'es?

Also, regarding libraries: it sounds like a good idea. Better than indexing since indexing wears your hard drive down.

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RE: Drive letters, libraries
by __grover on Mon 5th Jan 2009 20:25 in reply to "Drive letters, libraries"
__grover Member since:
2008-11-18

This is possible since WinXP (maybe even Win2K, don't remember). It's just hidden away in the Disk Manager in the Management Console. And you need to have at least C:, so C: will be your root folder ;)

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RE[2]: Drive letters, libraries
by joshv on Tue 6th Jan 2009 14:25 in reply to "RE: Drive letters, libraries"
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Been there since Windows 2000 I believe - they are called Junction points. Something like hard symbolic links. Though it's not exactly intuitive.

I actually don't much mind drive letters, especially since the A: and B: drives were freed up for general use.

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RE: Drive letters, libraries
by stooovie on Wed 7th Jan 2009 15:47 in reply to "Drive letters, libraries"
stooovie Member since:
2006-01-25

Sadly, folders NEED to be indexed even to be able to be included to library.

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