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A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt

A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT SD cards, junction points and the command prompt

Expandable storage is a wonderful thing, but its implementation can sometimes leave something to be desired. Take Windows 8, for instance — its photo, movie and music apps leverage Windows libraries to access users’ media collections, but won’t allow users to include removable storage in the app-accessed party of indexed folders. Sure, you can keep all your media on one device, but half it will need to be accessed in a slightly roundabout way. This simply wasn’t good enough for Toni Fowlie, who wanted all of her media — from both her Surface’s local storage and its microSD card — to appear in the same library. She used an old NTFS feature to trick Windows into thinking her microSD was part of her device’s local storage, and her efforts are worth sharing.

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A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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