From the Tips Box: International Gmail Calls, Standing Desks, and Dropbox Drives

Manage Dropbox as a Virtual Drive

There is subst.exe utility in windows which creates virtual drives of paths associated with them.

You need to make a cmd or bat file with the these 2 lines:

subst /d X:
subst X: “C:\Users\[user]\Documents\My Dropbox”

and put the file in your startup folder (“Start”- type “shell:startup” in the search field) as the command file mounts the folder into a virtual drive. The first line deletes a substituted virtual drive. Youll see a drive X: in this case in My Computer which has Dropbox folders. Thanks to this thread.

Note: the command shown will work on Windows 7, for Windows XP the command has to be “C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\My Documents\My Dropbox”

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One Response to “From the Tips Box: International Gmail Calls, Standing Desks, and Dropbox Drives”

  1. Mick says:

    Dropbox as a Drive eh? Never considered that. Handy for when you are trying to force users into saving their stuff directly there!

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