What do I create a Mount point from the command line?

A. In line with Microsoft's goal of everything being possible from the command line, Windows 2000 has a utility MOUNTVOL.EXE which can be used to create mount points from the command prompt.

Typing MOUNTVOL on its own will list all available volumes that can be mounted:

Creates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point.<br><br>
MOUNTVOL \[drive:\]path VolumeName<br>
MOUNTVOL \[drive:\]path /D<br>
MOUNTVOL \[drive:\]path /L<br><br>
    path        Specifies the existing NTFS directory where the mount<br>
                point will reside.<br>
    VolumeName  Specifies the volume name that is the target of the mount<br>
    /D          Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory.<br>
    /L          Lists the mounted volume name for the specified directory.<br><br>
Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points are:<br><br>
        *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***<br><br>

To create a mount point manually create a new directory, then create the mount point using the volume ID listed from the MOUNTVOL command, e.g.:

  1. Create a CD directory
    C:\&gt; <b>md CD</b>
  2. Create a mount point to the CD-ROM drive
    C:\&gt; <b>mountvol CD \\?\Volume\{123504db-643c-11d3-843d-806d6172696f\}\</b>

That's it!

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