Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mounting an NTFS partition in a folder

To mount an NTFS partition in a folder similar to what's done in Unix systems, do the following:

  • Go to the "Run..." screen and type in compmgmt.msc.
  • Click on "Disk Management".
  • Right click on the volume you want to use and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."
  • Click "Add".  Another window will be displayed like below:

  • Click on the second radio box "Mount in the following empty NTFS folder:".  This is where you key in the folder name where you want the partition to be mounted on.
  • Click "OK" once you're done.
Open up Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\.  You should be able to see that the "second-vol" directory has a different icon like the one shown below:

And that's it! :)

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