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  • I recently reinstalled windows vista business (sp2).  I did a clean reinstall.  Suddenly the temp folder (%temp%) appears on the my computer window as a mapped hard drive.  It does not appear in disk mgmt.  I do not know if this is a problem, but I would like to get rid of it or understand it.  I have never seen this before.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 9:02 AM

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  • In Explorer's Tools menu - Disconnect Mapped Drive
     
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    "aloha shepherd" wrote in message
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    >I recently reinstalled windows vista business (sp2). I did a clean
    >reinstall. Suddenly the temp folder (%temp%) appears on the my computer
    >window as a mapped hard drive. It does not appear in disk mgmt. I do not
    >know if this is a problem, but I would like to get rid of it or understand
    >it. I have never seen this before.
    >
     
     
    Monday, January 16, 2012 9:21 AM
  • it does not appear in the disconnect network drive window as it appears as a "local" drive.  cannot use that tool to disconnect.

     


    GNR
    Monday, January 16, 2012 9:39 AM
  • This program was designed to make Dos 1 (1981) programs compatable with Dos
    2 (Dos 1 didn't have folders only drives).
     
    Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - Right click Command Prompt and
    choose Run As Administrator. Type
     
    Subst /?
     
    eg so try (putting in the correct drive letter)
     
    subst d: /d
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    "aloha shepherd" wrote in message
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    > it does not appear in the disconnect network drive window as it appears as
    > a "local" drive. cannot use that tool to disconnect.
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    > GNR
     
     
    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:26 AM
  • okay partial success ...  that command did delete the drive, however upon reboot it re-appeared.

     


    GNR
    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:43 AM
  • Then there may be command that runs subst on startup.
     
    Type in Start - All Programs - Accessories - Run
     
    msconfig
     
    See if there is anything on the startup tab containing subst.
     
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    "aloha shepherd" wrote in message
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    > okay partial success ... that command did delete the drive, however upon
    > reboot it re-appeared.
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    > GNR
     
     
    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:52 AM
  • nothing referring to subst

     


    GNR
    Monday, January 16, 2012 11:46 AM
  • A work around.
     
    Click Start - All Programs and right click Startup and choose Open.
    Rightclick a blank spot and choose New Shortcut and right click the new
    shortcut and choose Properties and enter the subst command.
     
    This will run every logon and delete the drive.
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    "aloha shepherd" wrote in message
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    > nothing referring to subst
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    > GNR
     
     
    Monday, January 16, 2012 11:54 AM