Virtual Floppy Drive

derick 101 Aug 25, 2006 at 18:09

I have a software which reads some files from the floppy drive. By default that software only looks for A: drive. On one of my PC I have floppy drive installed, the software works fine there. But one doesn’t have hardware floppy drive so I tried virtual Floppy drive & loaded the image but that software doesn’t recognize that & gives message that there is no floppy drive.I made an experiment & tried virtual floppy drive on the PC where I already had hardware floppy drive. I disabled that & the software treated my Virtual Drive as A: drive.
Pls let me know how to install drivers of a floppy drive if there is no hardware floppy so that the software continues with my Virtual Floppy Drive. Pls mention if there are some registry related settings.


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Ooka 101 Aug 25, 2006 at 20:01

I believe you can softlink the A drive to a virtual directory. I remember installing some abandonware some time back and having the same issue. I’ll see if I can find the link to the fix for you :)

eddie 101 Aug 25, 2006 at 21:42
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SYSTEM\MSMAPI\1033>help subst
Associates a path with a drive letter.

SUBST [drive1: [drive2:]path]
SUBST drive1: /D

  drive1:        Specifies a virtual drive to which you want to assign a path.
  [drive2:]path  Specifies a physical drive and path you want to assign to
                 a virtual drive.
  /D             Deletes a substituted (virtual) drive.

Type SUBST with no parameters to display a list of current virtual drives.


derick 101 Sep 05, 2006 at 13:51

Thanks for your suggestions. I have found what was wrong with my PC. SO the webmaster is requested to remove this thread.