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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
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112} Help, an old program fails to run since I have no floppy drive.

Q: I am trying trun an old program. But it fails since the program requires a disk present in the floppy drive A: which I do not have.

A: This trick sometimes works if the old program just wants to have a floppy present to write to
  @echo off & setlocal enableextensions
  mkdir C:\_A
  subst A: C:\_A
  TheProgram
  subst /d A:
  rmdir C:\_A
  endlocal & goto :EOF

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