Mapping drive letters in Windows XP is a common task. It's not a complicated process, but you can save time with a few easy shortcuts. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates two old DOS commands that making mapping folders and network shares a snap.
First, Bill looks at the SUBST command. SUBST lets you quickly and easily map a local, nested folder to a drive letter. Second, he examines the POPD and PUSHD commands. PUSHD lets you quickly map a network share from a Windows command prompt and POPD disconnects the drive.
Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic articles, print the tips, and learn more ways to manage files and folders within Windows with the following resources:
- Use the PushD command to create a quick temporary drive map in Windows XP
- Mapping drive letters to local folders in Windows XP
- Mapping drive letters to local nested folders
- Studying the Map Local Drive script
- Manually creating junction points in Windows XP
- Save time in Windows XP with a hidden shortcut feature
- Windows XP's top five hidden file management features
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.