IT Dojo: Quickly map drive letters in Windows XP with SUBST, PUSHD, and POPD

April 29, 2008, 12:18 AM PST | Length: 188


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 three 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 in the IT Dojo blog.