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How to Mount A Hard Drive As A Folder

Problem

Windows 7 has a nice little feature which allows you to mount a volume as a folder rather than a drive letter. This can be useful for something like ITUNES where you have a drive full of music and you would just like to see it as a folder.

Resolution

To do this follow these quick instructions.

1) On your standard C drive create a folder with a name of your choice.

Mount a hard drive as a folder

Mount a hard drive as a folder

2) Then click on the start menu, right click on “computer” and select manage.

Mount a hard drive as a folder

Mount a hard drive as a folder

3) You will see your standard Computer Management console, go down to Disk Management.

Wiindows 7 Disk Management

Wiindows 7 Disk Management

4) On the right hand side of your screen you will see all your volumes. Right click on the volume you want to use and select change “drive letter and paths”.

Wiindows 7 Disk Management

5) You will see the following screen. Select Add.

Add a Volume to Windows 7

Add a Volume to Windows 7

You will then get the following options. Select Mount in the following empty NTFS Folder.

mount a volume as drive in windows 7

mount a volume as drive in windows 7

mount a volume as drive in windows 7

mount a volume as drive in windows 7

6) Then simply browse to the folder you created in step one. The volume will then be mapped to the folder you created.

Tags: Hard Drive

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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