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[Question] Mount a partition to an empty folder


VascoMan
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Ive recently reinstalled winxp_sp2 pro.

C: contains the usual stuff, and I have another partition D: that i created from within xp.

they are both ntfs and im the lone user of this machine.

from here:

rightclickmycomp/manage/diskmanagement

i select d: and "change drive letter and path".

then ADD, "mount in the following empty ntfs folder"

next i create a new folder called c:\home, and mount it there.

the problem im having, is if i browse to c:\home, i cannot delete any folders in there.

if i browse instead to d:\ any folder deletes just fine.

My next step id like to remove the path to d:

How can i configure xp to allow me to delete folders from c:\home ?

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How can i configure xp to allow me to delete folders from c:\home ?

Are you logged in as an administrator? Is it possible that you have configured C:\Home to "read only" for general users?

You can't because C: has to exist in the system, it's where the MBR is.

I don't see how deleting a non-system folder from the C:\ has any impact on the MBR.

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To clarify, i have winxp installed onto c: like normal

d: is just an extra partition for files.

Administrator and Guest are the only users on the system, with guest by default still OFF.

to create the folder named c:\home, as admin i simply rightclick newfolder on c:

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I believe changing your drive to a Dynamic Disk will give you this functionality also, but you might want to research into it further before making that decision to upgrade a disk to a Dynamic one, because it is not reversible.

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You can't because C: has to exist in the system, it's where the MBR is.

I don't see how deleting a non-system folder from the C:\ has any impact on the MBR.

It won't have any effect on the Master Boot Record (MBR). The MBR is stored at sector 0 of the hard drive (think: sector 0, cylinder 0, head 1). Partitions start beyond cylinder/head where MBR is stored at (about 64 sectors later). And, besides, this isn't even a system folder we're talking about here!

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