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How do I get the physical path to a mapped DIRECTORY (not a mapped drive)?

I have a mapped directory in my D drive called “Inetpub”. I point it to various folders depending which version of my website I am testing. How do I quickly check which folder I am in when I browse ...
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Virtual CD/DVD drive drivers not intalling in Windows 7

In my windows 7 machine, I installed Daemon tools lite so that I can mount cd/dvd iso images. But when I add a new virtual drive in Daemon Tools, the native popup of installation of driver failer ...
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How to mount Linux virtual drives on Windows

So, I created a Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 8 host OS using VMWare Player. I need to backup this VM, but including the VM directory in the backup program leads the program to backup the entire ...
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How to create a virtual drive/hub which represents other devices as virtual folders? [closed]

I'm doing some initial research for an embedded device project I have in mind, and I'd like some help getting an idea of viable technologies which would be necessary to achieve this. I'm not an ...
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In Windows 8, how to know exactly which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?

Windows 8 has the ability to natively mount ISO images. But how to know which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?
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How to install Windows 8 on laptop with Windows 7 using Virtual CloneDrive? [duplicate]

I downloaded a student version of Windows 8 Pro and currently have it as an ISO. It tells me that I have to put it in a dvd in order to be able to install it, but I don't have access to one. Would I ...
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Is there any difference between installing from a burned .iso and installing from the decompressed .iso?

I have a .iso file which installs a program. Do I need to burn it / mount it on a virtual drive? Or does decompressing it work as well?
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD or DVD drive?

I want to mount a local folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive to allow me to run a program without having the CD mounted physically. I know I could burn it to an ISO file and mount that as a virtual ...
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Loading and unloading ISO files in Windows 8

I saw on one site that the new Windows 8 could load ISO images without the help of other programs. Is Windows 8 creating a new drive for every ISO? Or does it have one virtual drive to load all ISOs ...
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What happens if an external hard drive that is part of a set of spanned discs in windows is powered off?

Does anyone know what would happen if an external hard drive that was part of a set of spanned discs was powered off whilst the computer was running? Also what would happen if it was turned off before ...
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Tool to mount a zip/rar/* archive as a Win drive and be able to read/write as a normal device?

I'm looking for some tool that, given a zip/rar/tar/* archive file, mounts it as a new Windows drive. Some tools are WinMount or WinArchive, but I need one that allows me to write/create/delete files ...
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive?

As a follow-up on my question VMware Workstation 8: how to fake a bootable USB stick? How can I mount a Windows folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive? That way, I could mount the folder as a virtual ...
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How to create a virtual disk with a case-sensitive filesystem on Windows 7?

I don't care which filesystem exactly it will be, I just need the file paths to work in a case-sensitive manner. Maybe a behavior similar to a samba share on Linux box that has case-sensitivity ...
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How to create a file-encapsulated virtual hard drive on Windows XP?

I seek to create a virtual hard drive which will be readable and writable (by the host OS, not by a VirtualMachine) as an ordinary hard drive while being stored as a single file (or a pair, maybe) on ...
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Mount Ubuntu .disk file as Virtual Drive on Windows

I installed Ubuntu "on" Windows Vista using the Wubi installer. The Ubuntu "disk" files are located in C:\ubuntu\disks\. (So, there's a large 30GB .disk file in that directory.) How can I "mount" it ...
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creating compressed iso image file

I want to create a compressed ISO image file and mount that file to one of the virtual drives and access the content (read-only) without worrying about manual decompression/extraction. For Windows and ...
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Need Suggestions for a Good CD/DVD burner that also mounts .ISO files [closed]

I've been looking for this for a while now. I'd like a freeware program that burns all CDs and DVDs, and also mounts and runs .ISO files on virtual drives without requiring any additional software. Is ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent to Remote Disc?

So obviously almost 3/5 of laptops sold today come without CD drives, mine being one of them. My dad wants to watch DVDs and install Office '07 however, and he won't pay a hundred dollars for an ...
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Is there any virtual drive for Windows that supports compression?

I refer to mount it under Windows 7.
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Set up auto-mounting virtual CD drives on Windows 7?

How can I set up Windows 7 to auto-mount CD images as needed? I have a bunch of old games on CD (eg. Starcraft Broodwar) that I have ripped to ISO or IMG/CDD files. Until recently, I used Daemon ...
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Is there a way to mount a writable disc in a virtual device/drive?

Is there a way to mount a writable disc/image on a virtual drive(e.g. daemon tools)? This is for either Windows XP or Windows 7. The goal being to write a disc directly to an ISO from software that ...
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Use same Ubuntu install in physical or virtual machine

I'm planning to install Windows 7 x64 soon. I'm planning also run Ubuntu. I wish to use Ubuntu for developing, and for doing live music. I'd like to be able boot directly into Ubuntu for live ...
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How do I associate an image file to Magic Disc

I am using Windows Vista and Magic Disc. Everytime I double click an ISO I want it to be mounted via Magic Disc. Is this possible? Defining a file association via the CP just spawns a new instance of ...
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Is there a free program to emulate a DVD writer?

I have a Sony P-Series netbook (VGN-P11Z) with no optical drive. It has an option to burn recovery DVDs with an external DVD drive. I don't have an external DVD drive but would like these DVDs just ...
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Is there a tool to convert VHD images to VDI images?

I saw the response for converting VDI images into VHD images, but I want to do the opposite conversion - is there a tool to do this?
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Virtual DVD writer

my laptop does not have a DVD driver at all. But I'd like to convert my video to a DVD format (e.g. Video_TS and Audio_TS). Is there a Virtual DVD writer out there that can pretend to be a DVD+R or ...
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vm fusion only allows 40gb drive for windows7, can I create another drive?

When installing w7 on my macbookpro using fusion, it says 40gb maximum size for the vm drive. can I create another drive and link it to the vm? Also, can I change the memory allocated, it default to ...
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VMware Workstation has terrible performance on local hard disk

I'm working on vmware image files. My computer always load hard disk and vmware works very slow at the same time. Guest OS: Windows XP SP2 Host OS: Windows XP SP2 Is there any way can improve the ...
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Why do disk images hosted on a read-only HFS+ partition behave differently?

I have come across the following phenomenon and would like to know how leaky Windows' file system abstraction is or if there's something else involved. I partitioned the hard disk of my MacBook Pro ...
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Daemon Tools Lite Error- Unable to add adapter

I just got a ThinkPad T510 with Windows 7 Professional and I installed Daemon Tools Lite, but I keep getting an error when I run it: Unable to add adapter. I can't load iso images, because ...
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VMware, Ubuntu emulator on Mac: strange “free space” information

I'm using an Ubuntu emulator (VMware) on a Macbook. My Mac says 3 GB free, while my Ubuntu emulator says 16 GB free. I am wondering if my Ubuntu installation is "reserving" those 16gb, or it is just ...
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how to restore files deleted in the Mapping virtual drive

I used psubst drive1: drive2:path /P to create the persistent virtual drive, I found that's greate, but when I delete files in those drives, they didn't appeared in the Recycle Bin, so How can I ...
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Mount VHD In Ubuntu

How would one go about mount a VHD created a something like Disc2VHD in ubuntu , try the usual mount commands but cant seem to get it going
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Trying to run QEMU with a file as hda

I'm trying to run QEMU and use a simple file on the host system as the guest's hard drive. Here's what I attempted so far: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/felix/vm/archlinux.img bs=1MB count=8192 8192+0 ...
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I would like to burn a file to a virtual dvd

a program I am using tracks down my diskdrives and offers to write a dvd image to them. I would like to be able to write this image on HD in stead of on disk, but I have no option to browse the file ...
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Can't remove file using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7

I am using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7, but cannot remove file, just read only. When I create a virtual hard disk in Windows 7 using Truecrypt 6.3a (support Windows 7), but in the virtual hard disk I ...
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Creating Acer Recovery DVD to ISO - No Optical Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I have an acer travelmate laptop that i'm trying to create the recovery dvd(s) for. I am stuck at this screen: This machine doesn't have an optical ...
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Virtual Machines Renaming/Backing up/Sharing

I've started using VMware virtual machines for all of my software development projects and have a few questions for others doing the same thing. First, how can you rename the virtual machine and the ...
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Can I setup a software RAID in Windows 7 using Virtual Hard Disks?

Well, the title of my question pretty much sums it up, but let me elaborate. The main idea of what I want to do is as follows: 1) I have two separate hard disks, with nearly equal performance. I use ...
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How do you mount a directory as a drive in Windows 7?

I have a directory on another drive that I want to show as a new virtual drive. How can I do that?
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How do you create a VHD in Windows Virtual PC (Win 7) that is linked to a real physical drive?

I know that you can create a Virtual HD in Virtual PC that is linked to a physical drive so it's not compressed, runs faster, etc. I'm now using Windows 7 and I don't see any way to create such a ...
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Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I am looking for a free or open-source virtual CD/DVD emulator to run in a Windows environment. What I want is similar to what SlySoft's Virtual Clone ...
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Defragment a file or folder? Windows 7

Is there a built-in way to defragment a folder? I am using VM Player so I would like my 3 GB disk image to be defragmented if possible. FYI my disk partition that the image lies in has 12 GB left and ...
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Mounting an FTP as a virtual disk (FTPDrive analogue

FTPDrive has been a great utility for me, but it does not support 64bit Windows 7. The feature of FTPDrive that is useful for me is accesing files from an FTP as local files without pre-downloading ...
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How do I convert a VDI HDD to a VHD file?

Is there a tool or a way to convert a VDI HDD to a VHD?
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How does a hard drive compare to Flash memory working as a hard drive in terms of speed?

Some experiment I did with hard drive read/write speed was 10MB/s write and 40MB/s read, and with a USB Flash drive, it can be 5MB/s write and 10MB/s read. Also, if I put a virtual hard drive .vhd ...
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Is there software that will allow me to mount a bootable USB stick as a DVD drive?

I have made a bootable USB stick which successfully installs Windows 7. I'd also like to use it with VM Ware, which only recognises DVD drives. Can I mount my bootable USB drive to emulate being a ...
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Free Virtual Drive Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Windows ISO Mounting Software Are there any other free virtual drive creation software? Daemon tools was good, but it has become a nagware
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Virtual CDR driver

There's plenty of software to mount an .iso image for reading, but is there anything (for Windows XP) that would do the reverse, i.e. act as an "virtual CD-R drive" so that burning onto it would ...
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European alternatives to Dropbox? [closed]

Dropbox is positively brilliant, but the data center is probably in the US somewhere. Since I'm in Europe, there's plenty of lag and a poor upload rate. Are there any similar services using data ...