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How to Mount Folder as Virtual Drive in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

In Windows, you can mount any folder at any location as a virtual drive with a drive letter.

When you mount a folder as virtual drive, you will be able to access the folder from the virtual drive. The contents of the folder will still physically be located in the folder. Anything you save into the virtual drive will actually be saved to the folder’s location.

Virtual drives from mounted folders are not persistent and only available during the current user session by default. If you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer, all current virtual drives will be removed (unmounted).

This tutorial will show you how to mount any folder as a virtual drive with a drive letter in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Mount a Drive to a Folder in Windows 10

You can assign a mount point folder path to a drive to have the drive appear as a normal folder located where you want.

With you mount an internal or external drive to an empty folder, you will be able to access the contents of the drive from the folder path. The contents of the drive will still physically be located on the drive. Anything you save into this folder will actually be saved to the drive.

You can mount a drive with or without a drive letter to an empty folder.

This tutorial will show you how to assign a mount point folder path to a drive to link the folder and drive in Windows 10.

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How to Auto-Mount VHD or VHDX File at Startup in Windows 10

VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) is a file format which represents a virtual hard disk drive (HDD). It may contain what is found on a physical HDD, such as disk partitions and a file system, which in turn can contain files and folders. It is typically used as the hard disk of a virtual machine.

VHDX is a Hyper-V virtual hard disk file format. VHDX has a much larger 64 TB storage capacity than the older VHD format 2TB limit. It also provides data corruption protection during power failures and optimizes structural alignments of dynamic and differencing disks to prevent performance degradation on new, large-sector physical disks.

When you mount a .vhd or .vhdx file, it will be added as a drive in This PC to open it from.

This tutorial will show you how to create an elevated task to auto-mount a VHD or VHDX file at startup for all users in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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