Version 6.91 for Open Files is Not Showing Drives Created using DOS Subst Command

  • I have successfully been using a DOS command “Subst” for over 20 years to set drive letters to a log path on C:. Just installed 6.91 on a new laptop, older version on older computer, to which I no longer have access, used to show my “M:” which was set to be the “C:\users…” just fine. Can anyone provide a work around in this 6.91 version or do I have to revert back to an older version.

    How to reproduce this issue in 6.91.

    1. At a CMD prompt (Click Start, enter in cmd in the box provided at the bottom, hit enter) enter the following commands hitting your Enter key after each one:
      MD DriveLetterTest
      Subst T: \DriveLetterTest <-- for the drive letter of T, you can pick a letter for which you don’t have a drive of that letter showing in your system or just use the T
    2. You should now see a DOS command prompt of T:>
    3. Enter in Exit to close down the CMD window
    4. Open Notepad++, click File, click Open
    5. You shouldn’t see the T: drive listed

    This version of Notepad++ is one of the very few apps I have ever seen not recognize the DOS Subst command drive letters.

  • The only immediate thing I can think to try is go into Settings > Preferences > Default Directory and toggle the option Use new style save dialog and see if that helps at all.

  • Hello @John-Grinder,

    I assume the new laptop has a new operating system as well, hasn’t it?
    And I assume you are running npp as an administrator -> can be checked by using menu ? and click on debug-info.
    Might look similar to this

    Notepad++ v6.9
    Build time : Feb 21 2016 - 21:27:55
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll PythonScript.dll 

    If admin mode is ON then you run npp as administrator. In such a case, you might get problems with UAC and elevation.
    If you give it a try and run npp as non-admin you should get access to the virtual drive again.


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