Create Virtual Drives from long paths, it's easy! Browse to the path via the Drive and Folder Lists. Choose a drive letter from the "Available Virtual Drive Letters" list and Click [Add Virtual Drive] to create the Virtual Drive, or Double Click the letter to create the Virtual Drive. It's just as easy to remove a Virtual Drive, Double Click the letter you want removed as a Virtual Drive or Click the letter and then Click [Remove Virtual Drive]. Make CD-ROMs obsolete: Copy the contents of a CD-ROM to a folder, not the root directory, on your Hard Drive. Make that folder a Virtual Drive (see paragraph above), then install the Virtual CD from the Virtual Drive letter. Click Start, Run and in the space provided type L:setup or L:install (substitute your Virtual Drive letter for L and see the documentation that came with your CD-ROM for the proper installation command). Now every time you need to access the CD you can use the Virtual CD from your hard drive. Be sure to make note of the Virtual Drive letter you used to create the Virtual CD, when you reboot your computer you will need to re-create the Virtual Drive using the same letter. (With the Pro Version of Virtual Drive Creator you can make your Virtual Drives Permanent!)
Why use VDC?
Suppose you are working on a project like the RPN Engineering Calculator™, and all your files are in a Folder named "C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual StudioVB98RPN Calc", to access your files in Explorer, or VB6 you need to traverse through the maze of folders to get there. Using VDC I choose the letter R to represent that particular path and in any explorer type directory tree the letter R is there showing me all of my Folders and files I have in that Virtual Drive. I can also access that directory from a DOS Window.
Special for CD-ROM users! This works great! Copy the contents of your CD to a folder on you hard drive, not the root. Create a virtual drive pointing to that folder. Install the CD using the virtual drive letter. And like magic you can run the CD from your hard drive. This work for about 70% of the CDs we've tested, it does not work for music CDs or Data CDs.
Changelog for this release:
Corrected several problems associated with the Hidden Folder support.