Mount a folder as a fake drive in Mac OS

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I have 2 drives in my MacBook with Mac OSX. One drive is for the OSX and the other has all the sound libraries.  I have created space in my Mac OS to install the sound libraries since I want to use the previous folder for other purposes. My problem is that almost all applications search for data in the sound library folder. Is there a way that I can redirect them at once to the new folder instead of having to reconfigure each application? Thanks in advance.

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Mount a folder as a fake drive in Mac OS

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You can use a program called DOSBox which can be downloaded from here

  1. To install it, expand the .zip file and copy the contents into a folder.  Move the folder to your Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Next step is to create a folder to mount as your C: drive. The most suitable place for this folder would be your Home folder, and this can be referenced as ~

As an example here, I’m going to use a folder called DOSGAMES. You can save all of the programs that you want to make available in the DOS environment.

After installing DOSBox:

  1. Double-click on the DOSBox icon in the Finder folder to start DOSBox. By default, not drives will be mounted, except for the default Z:
  2. From here, mount your DOSGAMES folder.  If you have placed DOSGAMES inside your home folder, you should be able to mount the folder, like this

Z:>MOUNT C ~ /DOSGAMES

  1. Now type the following command to navigate to the newly mounted drive you just created

Z:>C:

C:>

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