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Can I mount a local folder as a CD drive.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by wlraider70, Oct 20, 2009.

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  1. wlraider70

    wlraider70 Thread Starter

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    Ok so what im wondering is...

    I have heard of mounting an ISO as a CD drive.
    I was wondering if i could create a folder and mount it as a CD and then add and remove files as i wanted.

    I think some thumb drives came with a program that did something like this.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    The only instance in which I've seen this is with SanDisk Cruzer flash drives. They contain special software that launches an interface where you can install, remove, or run programs. If you only want to add and remove files, you can do that from a folder. What other special functionality are you looking to use that only a virtual CD-ROM drive would provide?
     
  3. wlraider70

    wlraider70 Thread Starter

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    I don't neccessarily have a need.
    I was thinking of it like having an iso mounted but without the needed to create an actual iso.

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  4. Elvandil

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    You'd accomplish the same thing by using a simple folder. The files in the folder are in the same state that they would be in if you extracted an iso or copied them from a CD.
     
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    Sounds like you want to give just a local area its own virtual drive designation? Something like what nework mapping does over a network? I don't know of anything but it seems like it might exist. A CD-sized partition on a network drive would do it but that doesn't seem very useful to me.
     
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