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    windows simulate drive

    Hi friends,

    I have following problem:
    I have a software which expects a license file on a network drive.
    On Windows NT I can share a folder of a local drive and reconnect
    this folder as a network drive on the same machine. On Windows XP/2k
    this method works only if the pc connected to a real network.
    If I cut the real network connection, the simulated drive gets also
    inaccessable. Is there any tool or trick to simulate a network drive on
    these systems?

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    subst network drive

    1. Install VMware Workstation. It adds 2 Vitual Ethernet Adapters to the system, so you will be always connected and you can share own files.

    2. Few days ago I configured old 10Mbit Ethernet Adapter (Realter 8019 as I remember) and when I set maually 10Mbps 10baseT mode diode on card ligthts all the time - means always connectd. I don't know how it is seen by WinXP.

    I'm always connected to the network so I didn't tested my ideas. But I think you can try.



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    simulate network drive

    hi general :D

    Use Microsofts Loopback Adapter
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=236869
    and connect a network drive to
    \\127.0.0.1\(insert name for shared dir without brackets)

    if u need more help pls ask here or pm me

    HTH
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    windows xp simulate mapped network drive

    Hi mickeymouse and dsp!

    I tried the solution with Microsoft Loopback Adapter: Successful!!!!!
    But I will also try the VMware solution.

    Many thanks!
    The General :) :) :)



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    subst for network drives

    If you're only interested in having a new drive letter, say X:, point to some directory on your PC, try

    subst X: c:\my\directory

    in a DOS box
    D:\NSV>subst /?
    Associates a path with a drive letter.

    SUBST [drive1: [drive2:]path]
    SUBST drive1: /D

    drive1: Specifies a virtual drive to which you want to assign a path.
    [drive2:]path Specifies a physical drive and path you want to assign to
    a virtual drive.
    /D Deletes a substituted (virtual) drive.

    Type SUBST with no parameters to display a list of current virtual drives.
    You'll have to put it in a Run registry key to have it repeat automatically at each start-up.



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    how to simulate windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by vomit
    If you're only interested in having a new drive letter, say X:, point to some directory on your PC, try

    subst X: c:\my\directory

    in a DOS box
    D:\NSV>subst /?
    Associates a path with a drive letter.

    SUBST [drive1: [drive2:]path]
    SUBST drive1: /D

    drive1: Specifies a virtual drive to which you want to assign a path.
    [drive2:]path Specifies a physical drive and path you want to assign to
    a virtual drive.
    /D Deletes a substituted (virtual) drive.

    Type SUBST with no parameters to display a list of current virtual drives.
    You'll have to put it in a Run registry key to have it repeat automatically at each start-up.
    Hi Vomit ,i don't think it can work , GeneralMadDog need a network drive, but the drive redirected by subst is a local drive.



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