JOIN + Joining Drives via a Directory
Joins a drive to a subdirectory of another drive.
MS-DOS equivalent: JOIN (3.0+)
[d:][path] JOIN sd: td:\directory
[d:][path] JOIN td:/D
[d:][path] Specifies the drive letter and path that
contain the JOIN command file.
sd: Specifies the source drive to be joined
to a directory on another drive.
td:\directory Specifies the target directory you will
join a drive under.
/D Disconnects the join. You must specify
the drive letter of the drive whose join
you are deleting.
JOIN is used to run programs that understand only floppy
disks on a hard disk system.
JOIN C: B:\HARDISK
makes files on drive C accessible by referencing them through the
subdirectory named HARDISK on drive B.
displays all currently existing JOINs.
Cannot JOIN to a network drive
The JOIN command will not join local and network drives.
Directory not empty
You have tried to use JOIN on a directory that is not empty. The
directory must be empty. Reenter the command using an empty
You have tried to use JOIN on the current directory. Reenter the
directory path using a noncurrent directory.
Invalid drive specification
You have tried to refer to a joined drive. Disconnect the join
using the /D parameter.
Issue the command
JOIN d: /D
where d: is the drive letter of the drive whose join you wish to
The directory you specify cannot be the root directory (\).
The directory being joined to must be empty. Do not use JOIN with
ASSIGN or SUBST. Do not use BACKUP, RESTORE, FORMAT, DISKCOPY, or
DISKCOMP while a JOIN is in effect.
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