Mount Drive to a Folder in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 2
    Win10 Pro
       #10

    Hello all. I'm just catching up with technology and have a 64GB SSD! I'm planning a (complcated) Windows install which will involve several HDDs - all formatted to NTFS
    Disk # For Size
    ------- ----------- -------
    Disk 0 Windows OS 59 GB (Win alone is about 20GB)
    Disk 1 Programs 465 GB
    Disk 2 Users 931 GB
    Disk 3 Temp 465 GB

    Disk 1 is partitioned into two Volumes
    Programs 238469MB (E:)
    Prog_x86 238469MB (F:)

    So, my commands to set the basic structure for install should be
    C:\> md "Windows"
    C:\> md "Program Files"
    C:\> md "Program Files (x86)"
    C:\> diskpart
    DISKPART> Select Disk 1
    DISKPART> Select Volume 1
    DISKPART> assign mount = "C:\Program Files"
    DISKPART> Select Volume 2
    DISKPART> assign mount = "C:\Program Files (x86)"
    DISKPART> Select Disk 2
    DISKPART> assign mount = "C:\Users"
    ?

    Will Install muck this up?
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  2. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Hello Sez665, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure that will work since those are not empty folders, and are system folders.

    You might take a look at the tutorial below to see if using a symbolic link instead may work. You can link these "source target" folders to a "link" folder to be created on the volume you want.

    Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows
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  3. Posts : 44
    Win 10
       #12

    Regarding OP's Option 4: ...or you could just use a Mac.

    Sorry; as a former Mac user, I just had to note that for Microsoft to rely upon this process (so we could --not-so-simply-- dispense with the 40 year old reliance upon drive letters) is just about as dumb as a rock.

    Luckily, I've read through your original post and have learned that Option #1 should do the job. It appears I can just delete the drive letter that Windows assigned (which, as a USB drive, may not ever appear as that letter again). As well, there are apps (SyncBackSE, for one) that may be told to ignore drive letters entirely and use either the drive name or unique ID (and effectively work around the shifting drive letter issue). Developers whose apps that don't allow—nay, encourage—the alternatives to drive letters will surely get left behind; DOS needs to die.

    Sometimes it's tough to post the humor I intend so, if my post is taken as anything other than an attempt at humor with some appreciation for the OP's diligent work, it wasn't meant to.
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  4. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #13

    Hello Brink, are you aware if there is a way to add these mounted drives to "my computer" with the rest of the drives. It's very annoying not to be able to quickly see how much space is being used on these drives. I have to manually right click and go to properties each time.
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  5. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #14

    bobsagetfullhou said:
    Hello Brink, are you aware if there is a way to add these mounted drives to "my computer" with the rest of the drives. It's very annoying not to be able to quickly see how much space is being used on these drives. I have to manually right click and go to properties each time.
    Hello,

    Adding a drive letter to the drive will add it to File Explore > This PC.

    Change and Assign Drive Letter in Windows 10

    The folder and drive will still be linked.
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  6. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #15

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    Adding a drive letter to the drive will add it to File Explore > This PC.

    Change and Assign Drive Letter in Windows 10

    The folder and drive will still be linked.
    Hello Brink, my problem is i'm out of drive letters!
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  7. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #16

    bobsagetfullhou said:
    Hello Brink, my problem is i'm out of drive letters!
    Ah, I see. I'm not sure how you can add it then.
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