From: Steve Jain [mailto:essjae@newsgroup]
Posted At: Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 2:09 PM
Posted To: microsoft.public.virtualpc
Conversation: Shared Host Drives of Integration Features
Subject: RE: Shared Host Drives of Integration Features
> Shared host drives are listed as "system folder" under the "Computer"
> folder. They are not mapped drives. Thus older applications that open
> files listing "drive" and "directory" cannot access to such shared host
> Windows XP Mode is developed to run older applications. Why does
> Microsoft switch to such "concept" instead of "mapped drive" used in the
> earlier versions of virtual PC? Is there any fix? Or, have I not
> understood this correctly?
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> You can still map drives in XP Mode. Switch the networking type to use
> host's NIC instead of Shared Networking and map the drive as you
> Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
Thank you very much.
Did you mean the "usual" way of mapping a networked share? I believe that,
in Virtual PC 2007, sharing host drives is enabled by the Integration
Features and such sharing is "portable". Mapping a networked share would
depend on the network configuration and may not be "portable" (always
available on, for example, a notebook).
I apologize if I did not understand correctly.