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Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP - PCSTATS
We will explore the features and abilities of WinXP, with an eye towards providing a better understanding of the capabilities of the operating system, and the options available to the user.
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External Mfg. Website: PCSTATS Jul 30 2007   M. Dowler  
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To Mount a Partition as a Directory

Open disk manager, Right click on the partition you wish to mount as a directory in the graphical partition window (lower pane).

Select 'change drive letter and paths...'

Remove the current option (if any), then click add. Choose the 'mount in the following empty NTFS folder,' browse to the desired volume and add a directory for your drive. Click 'ok.'

That's it. If you wish to return things back to the way they were, simply repeat the procedure, removing the directory location and choosing a drive letter instead. The data on the drive will be unharmed.


Dynamic disks and volumes (XP Professional only)

An option that was added to the Windows repertoire in Win2K, dynamic disks and volumes are a new way of handling hard drive storage, supplemental to the standard file system used on each disk to organize files for access by the operating system.

When one or more drives are made dynamic, a database is created by Windows and stored in the last megabyte of space on all dynamic disks. This database, the dynamic disk database, contains information about all of the dynamic drives on the system. As these drives all share a copy of the database, they share the information about the makeup of each drive in the disk group (a collection of dynamic disks sharing a database).

This sharing of information provides any dynamic drives in the group with several options not possible on simple (non-dynamic) drives. To start with, the area of space on the physical disk used by a dynamic volume (a logical drive like C: contained on a dynamic disk) no longer needs to be continuous, and can be resized within Windows.

In other words, you can take a physical disk with a couple of partitions, convert it to a dynamic disk, delete one volume and then resize the remaining dynamic volume to use the entire available space, all without leaving the disk management window.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
 Pg 2.  The Windows XP Event Viewer
 Pg 3.  Local Users and Groups
 Pg 4.  Hard Disk Management
 Pg 5.  Mounting Drives as Folders
 Pg 6.  — To Mount a Partition as a Directory
 Pg 7.  Operating System Restore
 Pg 8.  System Restore Continued
 Pg 9.  Windows Services
 Pg 10.  How to Disable a Service
 Pg 11.  Accessibility Options
 Pg 12.  Built in Backup Utility
 Pg 13.  Files and Setting Transfer Wizard / Local Computer Policy Settings
 Pg 14.  Windows Task Manager / Enabling Firewall

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