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Virtual Volumes View Portable v1.4

Andrew Lee on 18 Jun 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2021
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

VVV is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes like CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. This allows you to keep an index of all the files on multiple drives and optical media in a single location. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single, virtual file system. Each folder of this virtual file system can contain files from many disks so you can arrange your data in a simple and logical way. VVV also stores metadata information from MP3 files: author, title, album and so on.

Export to spreadsheet (CSV format) available.

VVV Portable is a PortableApps version of the original program.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtualVolumesViewPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
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Wolfghost on 2013-11-24 13:33

WOW I was not aware of it.....thanks

JohnTHaller on 2013-11-24 21:00

@Wolfghost - All our apps have an INI that lets you disable the splash. You can disable them all in the Platform in the Options window as well. Unless the splash is built into the app itself, of course, like GIMP et al, in which case you need to follow the directions for disabling the splash in the base app.

Wolfghost on 2013-11-24 21:36

Ok thanks guys

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Virtual CDRom Control Panel v2.0.1.1

billon on 25 Jul 2017
  • 32KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by XPect

Virtual CDRom Control Panel enables you to mount ISO disk images as virtual CD-ROM drives.

Note: This tool is not supported by Microsoft so you will not be able find it even through a search on Microsoft website.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VCdControlTool.exe.

To enable the virtual CDROM drive:
  1. Click "Driver Control", followed by "Install Driver". You will be asked to specify the location of vcdrom.sys
  2. Click "Start" to start the driver
  3. Exit from the "Driver Control" dialog box. Then click "Add Drive" in the main window
  4. Click "Mount" to mount the desired CD image

Reverse the steps above to remove the virtual CDROM drive.
Similar/alternative apps: OSFMount, WinCDEmu
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bitbuerster on 2010-07-22 08:12

Two caveats: The directory path where the tool is installed to may not contain spaces (or you'll end up with a "mount failed" when VCDControlTool tries to actually mount an ISO). And 2nd, using the tool with Vista will work as admin only and you'll see the freshly mounted drive only from within an admin CMD.EXE command line (or from within VCDControlTool.exe's built-in file browser), but not from Vista's Windows Explorer.
-Anyone else with a 1) portable, 2) free and 3) Vista/Win7 compatible ISO-mounting utility?

aeris on 2010-07-30 10:58

bitbuerster: Any external file system on Windows must be part of Installable File System chain in order to be visible as a drive, thus by design it must be installed -> cannot be portable.

Even this method here "installs", but uses a pre-loaded driver to fool the system. Functionality of any alternative program would be the same, as it would have to access the same driver in the same fashion.

sockittoome on 2010-12-20 02:14

@bitbuerster, this is the best you can get for windows xp, other wise i'd go looking into how to write portable launchers, and uninstall/install drivers etc

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Leelu Virtual Drives Manager v1.00

webfork on 2 Sep 2016
  • 596KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by guinness

Leelu Virtual Drives Manager let you in a quick way, create a Symbolic link (aka MS-DOS Device name) to a folder and present it as drive. Drives that are created with will stay even after you restart your system and you can easily remove them by restarting Virtual Drives Manager.

This is useful for some applications that insist on being installed to a specific/root drive, to more easily and logically divide your directory structure for different users, or to create a quick access to a long path directly from My Computer.

Note: We are linking to the 1.0 version of this software but other versions of this software are considered adware.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch vdm.exe.

Visual Subst v1.0.6

billon on 12 Jul 2019
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2008
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Visual Subst allows you to associate the most accessed directories with virtual drives. It uses the same API like the console subst utility, but makes it easier to create and remove virtual drives with a friendly user interface. Visual Subst can also restore the virtual drives at startup.

NOTE: Program became shareware, linking to Softpedia for the last freeware version.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch VSubst.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed an error message if drive letter is used by another program.
Latest comments
misan on 2016-05-14 21:00

Works on Win7 64bit.

billon on 2019-04-03 22:32

Updated to version 2.0 and turned shareware

cowlinator on 2021-09-02 23:15

Works on Windows 10 20H2 64-bit.

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vSubst v1.8.0.2

webfork on 5 Apr 2019
  • 18KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2017
  • Suggested by calm_observer

vSubst helps assign virtual drive letters to any folder on your hard disk. It is a graphical interface for the SUBST command. The limitations are:

  • SUBSTed-drives don't operate 100% in networks
  • Some copy-protected CD-ROMs check for the physical presence of a disk
  • Volume-Label is always identical to the host label

NOTE: Website offline, linking to / softpedia.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch vSubst.exe.
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Rodders_Dublin on 2009-08-02 13:51

vSubst is handy little gadget.

Ernesto on 2009-08-03 00:01

I am amazed that this programme has come hre this late, I have been HAPPILY using it for years!

Jack on 2009-08-12 13:36

You can also share a folder and permanently map a drive to that share. This way your driveletter survives reboots.

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