I"m trying to map a local path to, say the G: drive letter so I can access that path using G:.

E.g., something like g:\ -> c:\some Dir\


Doesn't subst G: C:\Some Dir work any more in Win8?

Of course, you should be able to accomplish the same via Win Explorer as well:

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But this works only in case of a Network Path and not a Local one.


You will first need to share the folder, then you can map it in explorer as in Karan's answer or use

net use Z: \\yourpcname\foldername

you need use vSubst utility to acheive the same.

download vSubst utility from below URL : http://home.datacomm.ch/t.bigler/s04.html)

  • Working well on win10 – Mahn May 11 '16 at 23:00
  • vSubst is great - very small too 16kb!. My VM only has a C drive but I needed to deploy a BizTalk application with bindings that pointed at the D drive. I was able to run "vsubst d: c:\" - perfect :) – Rob Bowman Dec 12 '17 at 9:51

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