Microsoft provides us with different tools so that users can get the most out of Windows and which suits the needs of the users. If we usually always work with the same folders, Windows Explorer will include them in the Quick Access section, however, this is not always the best option, especially when we do it temporarily, as it can be difficult to access over time. disappears with.
If, for example, we have a directory that we use every week and where we store documents or images that we want to always have at hand, Windows Explorer’s quick access is of no use to us. Because if we use other folders, the one we are interested in will disappear immediately, in a few days. The solution to this problem is to create a drive with that specific folder in it.
In this way, we will always have that folder at hand in a much easier way than having to browse through the file structure created on our computer. Converting a folder to a unit has no effect on the operation of the rest of the units that we have on the computer or that we may connect to in the future. The only change that we are going to see in Windows while carrying out this process is that from that moment on, if the hard drive or flash drive that we connect to the PC from time to time, instead of drive D: this drive E will be: or any other.
convert a folder to a drive
We can perform the process of converting a folder to a drive in different ways, both using Windows itself and with third-party tools. As long as we can perform a task natively without resorting to third party applications, it is advisable to choose this route, as it is a system function, it will not be necessary to keep the application open in the background. consuming resources unnecessarily.
The easiest way is to create a shortcut, a shortcut that we will later place in the Windows startup folder so that every time we start the computer, a new drive is automatically created with the folder we want to use as the drive. To create a shortcut (which we’ll move to the Start folder later), with the right mouse button on the Windows desktop, choose New > Shortcut.
Next, we write the following command use unit z for direct access located at Unit D and what is the movie called
subst z: d:peliculas
Click on Next and then we write the name by which we want to identify the shortcut we have created. Next, we press Win + R to execute the command “shell:startup” (without the quotes) to open the Windows Startup folder where we are going to move the shortcut we created.
If we want to delete the entity we have created, we should use the following command.
subst z: /d