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Old 09 June 2004, 12:47   #23
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You can't change a Windows device from C: to MyDisk:
I would not compare Windows "devices" to Amiga devices, even though you're right that there are parallels; but not many anyhow.

On the Amiga, you can assign the user-defined device mywork: to *any* folder on your Amiga floppy or hard disk, whereas on the Windows PC, you have fixed letters from A to Z, where A is reserved for the floppy drive and C for the primary partition you're booting your OS from.

On the PC, you cannot create user-defined device names. You can merely use the subst command to refer to a special folder, e. g.

subst Y: D:\Word\MyDocuments

It's not easy to reason if these A-Z letters in MS-DOS/Windows can really be called 'devices'.
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