How to create a virtual drive

Level of difficulty: Easy

A virtual drive is a special folder which serves as a file to back up, it is a storage place on a Web server that appears as a single volume. A virtual drive can be created with the feature of Windows. You can create a virtual drive in Windows as it saves time and it can read faster than a CD as it is existing on the hard drive. You can create a virtual drive free of cost by downloading from one of the free applications that appear online. Learn to create a virtual drive manually in Windows XP.

Materials Needed:
- Specialized software
Step 1
Go to the button 'Start', click, then run the applications. Type 'cmd' in the text field and then you will see the command prompt showing.
Step 2
For the drive that you want to create, replace the 'x' with the letter that you use for the drive. If the letter is not assigned to another file on the computer, then it is ok, you can use it. This sign => C:\windows will show you the particular directory where you want to create your virtual drive, depending on you; you can create it on any directory on your computer.
Step 3
After the information has been written in the command prompt, then your virtual drive will be created. Now go to My Computer, and start seeing your new drive. Do not shut the computer down, that can delete the file. Make it permanent by doing this: Open notepad application by clicking on Start, > Programs> Accessories> Notepad. Then type out the substance x: 'C:\Windows' into your notepad. The notepad has to be saved as c:\autoexec.bat.
Step 4
Go to start, click on it and run the program. Then type re-edit, then click on Ok. The Registry Editor will open up. Then click on the left hand pane, My Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> Software> Microsoft> Windows> Current Version>Run.
Step 5
On the right hand side, right click, then click on New, and select the String Value. A box will come up, type in 'Autoexec' and then click Enter. Press the Autoexec by right clicking, and then click Modify. For that, type c:\autoexec.bat.
Step 6
Now all you have to do is close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.


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