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Dos command: "subst"

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey guys I have just discovered this dos command and I thought it would be cool to make a utility for it. What you do is you select a folder, pick a drive letter and set it. Now in my computer you have a drive that goes directly to that folder, cool huh.

Let me know what you think.

here is the syntax for "SUBST"

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
; == GUI generated with Koda ==
$Form1 = GUICreate("SUBST Command Utility", 258, 282, 192, 125)
$Group1 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Set a Drive", 8, 8, 241, 105)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 72, 24, 25, 21, "M2", $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1,1) 
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drive letter", 16, 27, 55, 17)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 16, 56, 225, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Browse", 184, 24, 57, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Set Drive to =>", 104, 27, 75, 17)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Set Now", 80, 80, 97, 25)
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
$Group2 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Current Drives", 8, 128, 241, 145)
$List1 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 24, 144, 25, 123, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete Selected", 72, 152, 153, 33)
$Button4 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete All Subst Drives", 72, 192, 153, 33)
$Button5 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Refresh Drives", 72, 232, 153, 33)
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
getdrives()
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $Button1
        $dir = FileSelectFolder ( "Select Folder to SUBST to.", "", 4 , "C:" )
        If $dir <> "" Then GUICtrlSetData( $Input2, $dir )
    Case $msg = $Button2
        If StringIsAlpha ( GUICtrlRead($Input1) ) And FileExists ( GUICtrlRead($Input2) ) Then
            $command = "subst /d " & GUICtrlRead($Input1) & ": "
            Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)
            $command = "subst " & GUICtrlRead($Input1) & ": " & '"' & GUICtrlRead($Input2) & '"'
            Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)
            Sleep(500)
            getdrives()
            EndIf
        Case $msg = $Button3
            $command = "subst /d " & GUICtrlRead($List1)
            Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)
            Sleep(500)
            getdrives()
        Case $msg = $Button4
            ProgressOn( "SUBST Delete", "Deleting drives" )
            For $i = 97 To 122
            ProgressSet( (100/26)*($i-97), "Drive " & Chr($i) & " deleted" )
            getdrives()
            Sleep(50)
            $command = "subst /d " & Chr($i) & ":"
            Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)
            Next
            Sleep(500)
            getdrives()
            ProgressOff()
        Case $msg = $Button5
            getdrives()
    Case Else
        ;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit
Func getdrives()
;GUICtrlSetData ( $List1, "" )
$drives = DriveGetDrive ( "ALL" )
$drivelist = ""
For $i = 1 to $drives[0]
    $drivelist = $drivelist & "|" & $drives[$i]
Next
GUICtrlSetData ( $List1, $drivelist )
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
EndFunc
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Nice small Gui, zerocool60544.

It should be a treat for people who want a virtual HDD from a folder, by using a user friendly Gui. :D

There are also some UDFs created for Subst use also that can be used in scripts, if you were unaware.

SolidSnake's Mount UDF

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@zerocool60544, Nice work!

A couple of features I think would be nice.

1) Refresh button - to refresh the current drive list

2) Drive Name - Currently it comes up as "Local Drive S:" for example but would be nice to change it in your utility, example: "AutoIt-Source (S:)"

The refresh looks like an easy fix but I know other people have used the Subst but the name change was never done. Not sure how you would do it otherwise I would post it! :wacko:

cheers.. :D

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@zerocool60544, Nice work!

A couple of features I think would be nice.

1) Refresh button - to refresh the current drive list

2) Drive Name - Currently it comes up as "Local Drive S:" for example but would be nice to change it in your utility, example: "AutoIt-Source (S:)"

The refresh looks like an easy fix but I know other people have used the Subst but the name change was never done. Not sure how you would do it otherwise I would post it! :wacko:

cheers.. :D

Thanks guys

@busysignal

do you mean to display the drive name and/or be able to set/change it?

and I will add a refresh right now, thanks


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first post updated,

added that refresh


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Thanks guys

@busysignal

do you mean to display the drive name and/or be able to set/change it?

and I will add a refresh right now, thanks

To be able to set/change it. :wacko:

Thanks.. I will DL the new ver to check out the refresh..

Cheers.. :D

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@zerocool60544, another suggestion. You should UPCASE the drive letter. It seems that I got an error pressing the SET buttion. I watched Windows Explorer add a drive but it had a Red Question mark on it then disappeared. After sustituting a Uppercase Letter the drive letter appeared. Yes, it could be a fluke but test it out on your side to see which one gets consistant results..

Cheers.. :D

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@zerocool60544, another suggestion. You should UPCASE the drive letter. It seems that I got an error pressing the SET buttion. I watched Windows Explorer add a drive but it had a Red Question mark on it then disappeared. After sustituting a Uppercase Letter the drive letter appeared. Yes, it could be a fluke but test it out on your side to see which one gets consistant results..

Cheers.. :D

It didnt seem to do that on my side but I will change that just because its neater

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

This is very nice, I already had programs that could do this with encrypted files and .iso files, but this may well come in very handy for alot of people with folders they use alot. Good job!

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I saw this on your website. Anyway, very useful

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I saw this on your website. Anyway, very useful

Thanks guys. I am working on the drive naming now, I will post the update

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Thanks guys. I am working on the drive naming now, I will post the update

Ok, Problem, I try the DriveSetLabel command on a virtual drive and it doesn't work, I also tried DriveGetLabel and that still doesnt work.

It works just fine with a hardDrive though.

I can also set the virtual drive manually through my computer and it works?

Is this a autoit glitch or is virtual drives not supposed to have labels?

try it your self:

CODE
#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$Form1 = GUICreate("SUBST Command Utility", 258, 282, 192, 125)

$Group1 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Set a Drive", 8, 8, 241, 105)

$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 80, 24, 17, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drive letter:", 16, 27, 58, 17)

$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 16, 56, 225, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)

$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Browse", 184, 24, 57, 25)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("Set Drive to =>", 104, 27, 75, 17)

$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Set Now", 80, 80, 97, 25)

GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)

$Group2 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Current Drives", 8, 128, 241, 145)

$List1 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 24, 144, 25, 123, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)

$Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete Selected", 72, 192, 153, 25)

$Button4 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete All Subst Drives", 72, 216, 153, 25)

$Button5 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Refresh Drives", 72, 240, 153, 25)

$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 72, 144, 153, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)

$Button6 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Set Name", 72, 168, 153, 17)

GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

getdrives()

While 1

$msg = GuiGetMsg()

Select

Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

ExitLoop

Case $msg = $Button1

$dir = FileSelectFolder ( "Select Folder to SUBST to.", "", 4 , "C:" )

If $dir <> "" Then GUICtrlSetData( $Input2, $dir )

Case $msg = $Button2

If StringIsAlpha ( GUICtrlRead($Input1) ) And FileExists ( GUICtrlRead($Input2) ) Then

$command = "subst /d " & GUICtrlRead($Input1) & ": "

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)

$command = "subst " & GUICtrlRead($Input1) & ": " & '"' & GUICtrlRead($Input2) & '"'

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)

Sleep(500)

getdrives()

EndIf

Case $msg = $Button3

$command = "subst /d " & GUICtrlRead($List1)

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)

Sleep(500)

getdrives()

Case $msg = $Button4

ProgressOn( "SUBST Delete", "Deleting drives" )

For $i = 97 To 122

ProgressSet( (100/26)*($i-97), "Drive " & Chr($i) & " deleted" )

getdrives()

Sleep(50)

$command = "subst /d " & Chr($i) & ":"

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)

Next

Sleep(500)

getdrives()

ProgressOff()

Case $msg = $Button5

getdrives()

Case $msg = $List1

$drivename = DriveGetLabel ( GUICtrlRead($List1)&"\" )

GUICtrlSetData( $Input3, $drivename )

Case $msg = $Button6

DriveSetLabel ( GUICtrlRead($List1)&"\", GUICtrlRead( $Input3 ) )

Case Else

;

EndSelect

WEnd

Exit

Func getdrives()

;GUICtrlSetData ( $List1, "" )

$drives = DriveGetDrive ( "ALL" )

$drivelist = ""

For $i = 1 to $drives[0]

$drivelist = $drivelist & "|" & $drives[$i]

Next

GUICtrlSetData ( $List1, $drivelist )

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

EndFunc


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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

nice job zerocool..

edit the setlabel worked for me actually..

Edited by WTS

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#include <Constants.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>

dim $array2d
global $Timeout_win,$List1,$Time_win
subst_gui()
func subst_gui()
    $Form1 = GUICreate("SUBST Command Utility", 50+258, 110+282)
    $Group1 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Set a Drive", 8, 8, 50+241, 105)
    $Input1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 80, 24, 57, 21, BitOR($ES_READONLY,$CBS_DROPDOWNLIST,$WS_VSCROLL))            
    For $i = 97 to 122  
        if DriveGetType(chr($i)&":")="" then  GUICtrlSetData( $Input1, chr($i)&":" )
    next
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drive letter:", 16, 27, 58, 17)
    $Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 16, 56, 225+45, 21,$ES_READONLY)
    $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Browse", 50+184, 24, 57, 25)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Set Drive to =>", 50+104, 27, 75, 17)
    $Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Set Now", 80+10, 80, 97, 25)
    GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
    $Group2 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Current Drives", 8, 128, 50+241, 100+145)
    $List1 = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive|Path", 24, 144, 232+25, 123, -1)
    subst_create()
    $Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete Selected", 45+24, 80+192, 153, 25)
    $Button4 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete All Subst Drives", 45+24, 80+216, 153, 25)
    $Button5 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Refresh Drives", 45+24,80+ 240, 153, 25)
    GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    While 1
        $msg = GuiGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                Exit
            Case $msg = $Button1
                $dir = FileSelectFolder ( "Select Folder to SUBST to.", "", 4 , "" )
                If FileExists($dir)=1 Then GUICtrlSetData( $Input2, $dir )
            Case $msg = $Button2
                $Input1a=GUICtrlRead($Input1)
                $Input2a=GUICtrlRead($Input2)
                If $Input1a<>"" and FileExists($Input2a)=1 Then
                    $command = "subst " & $Input1a & ' "' & $Input2a & '"'
                    dim $foo = Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE,$STDOUT_CHILD)
                    dim $line,$line1
                    While 1
                        $line = StdoutRead($foo)
                        If @error Then ExitLoop
                        $line1 &=$line
                    Wend
                    if $line1="" Then
                        $Timeout_win = 0
                        $Time_win = TimerInit()
                        AdlibRegister("_TimeCheck", 100)
                        while 1
                            If $Timeout_win Then ExitLoop
                            if DriveGetType($Input1a)<>"" then exitloop
                        wend                            
                        guidelete($Form1)
                        subst_gui()
                    else    
                        msgbox(48,"Warning !",$line1)
                    endif
                Else
                    msgbox(48,"Warning !","Some fields are empty")
                EndIf
            Case $msg = $Button3
                $split_tk_01 = StringSplit( GUICtrlRead(GUICtrlRead($List1)), "|",2 )
                if not @error then
                    $command = "subst /d " & $split_tk_01[0]
                    Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)                 
                    $Timeout_win = 0
                    $Time_win = TimerInit()
                    AdlibRegister("_TimeCheck", 100)
                    while 1
                        If $Timeout_win Then ExitLoop
                        if DriveGetType($split_tk_01[0])="" then exitloop
                    wend                    
                    guidelete($Form1)
                    subst_gui()
                endif
            Case $msg = $Button4
                if IsArray($array2d) then
                    ProgressOn( "SUBST Delete", "Deleting drives" )
                    for $i=0 to ubound($array2d)-1
                        ProgressSet( $i*100/ubound($array2d)-1, "Drive " & $array2d[$i][0] & " deleted" )
                        $command = "subst /d " & $array2d[$i][0]
                        Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $command, "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Next
                    ProgressOff()
                    $Timeout_win = 0
                    $Time_win = TimerInit()
                    AdlibRegister("_TimeCheck", 100)
                    dim $i = 0, $a=0
                    Do
                        If $Timeout_win Then ExitLoop
                        if $array2d[$i][0]<>0 then
                            if DriveGetType($array2d[$i][0])="" then $array2d[$i][0]=0
                            $i = $i + 1
                            if $i=ubound($array2d) then $i=0
                        else
                            $a= $a+1
                            if $a=ubound($array2d) then exitloop
                        endif
                    Until $i <0
                    guidelete($Form1)
                    subst_gui()             
                endif               
            Case $msg = $Button5
                    guidelete($Form1)
                    subst_gui()             
            Case $msg = $List1
                $drivename = DriveGetLabel ( GUICtrlRead($List1)&"\" )
                GUICtrlSetData( $Input3, $drivename )
        EndSelect
    WEnd
endfunc

func subst_create() 
    dim $foo = Run(@ComSpec & " /c " &'subst',"", @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)
    dim $line,$line1
    While 1
        $line = StdoutRead($foo)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
        $line1 &=$line
    Wend
    if $line1<>"" then
        $line1=StringStripCR($line1)
        $array = StringSplit($line1,@crlf,2)
        if not @error then
            _ArrayDelete($array, ubound($array)-1)
            dim $array2d[ubound($array)][2]
            for $i=0 to ubound($array)-1
                $array2d[$i][0]=stringleft($array[$i],2)
                $array2d[$i][1]=stringtrimleft($array[$i],8)
            next
            if IsArray($array2d) then
                for $i=0 to ubound($array2d)-1
                    GuiCtrlCreateListViewItem($array2d[$i][0]&"|"&$array2d[$i][1],$List1)
                next
            endif
        endif
    endif
endfunc

Func _TimeCheck()
    If TimerDiff($Time_win) > 5 * 1000 then
        $Timeout_win = 1
        AdlibUnRegister()
    EndIf
EndFunc

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