Can’t share local SUBST

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    NoMachine 6.9.2, Windows 7 SP1, local and remote

    I want to share a local drive, but not my entire drive, so I did

    C:\> SUBST X: C:\XFER

    I also put that in my registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run so it’s available after a reboot.

    The X: drive shows up in Windows Explorer.  However, when I go to share this drive in NX, it is not available.  Is there some difficulty in sharing SUBST’d drives?

    One of the main reasons I want to use SUBST is fear that, if I share my entire C: drive, and it appears as a C folder on the remote desktop, and I delete that folder, it might start deleting my local C: drive.  Is that fear well founded?  (I’d test myself that but I currently don’t have any drives that I’m willing to risk.)






    If you try to modify reserved files, the operation will end with the message ‘access denied’. This also applies to deleting files. About the reason you cannot see your new virtual disk – we don’t map each disk separately. It means, when the virtual disk path points to C:\XFER, then it’s considered as a part of C:\. Try to execute SUBST X: C:\ instead.



    No idea what you mean by a reserved file.  I would suggest you use all drives the the OS advertises.  If you are bypassing the OS for file access that is a concern.  Mapping X: to C:\ doesn’t make much sense to me.  I’m trying to avoid mounting my entire C: drive on the remote machine.  Seems dangerous.

    But you can close this question.  I discovered drag and drop.

    Going forward, I recommend allowing me to drop places other than the desktop.  Also, allow a windows explorer-like interface similar to, but better than VNC’s.

    Thanks, Forest


    I think what mkub meant is “read-only” files

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