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


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


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



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