Creating File System Redirections


In order to add a path in the Virtualization Editor, right click on the main area of the screen and choose 'New Path...'.



This will bring up the 'Edit Directory' dialog.






Choose 'Shared' if you want this mapping to apply to all users.

Choose 'Private' if you only want this mapping to apply to a single user.

Read Only

Only available for Shared Mode. Check this option to make the mapped directory read only for the user.


Choose the directory you want to show.

Redirect to

Choose the physical path where the directory contents will be stored during the user session.


Paths can also be expressed using the environment variables defined in Windows:

%public%, %home%, %documents%, etc


For example, you can redirect %userprofile% to %userprofile%\users as a private redirection; "user1"’s files will therefore be stored in c:\users\username\users\user1


Or you can map c:\temp to %userprofiles%\temp  as a shared redirection.



Editing Paths


In order to edit a path, right click on it and choose 'Edit Path'.




You will then be able to edit the path in the 'Edit Directory' dialog.


Deleting Paths


In order to delete a path, right click on it and choose 'Delete Path'.




Read more:

The .vidr Files
Testing the File System Virtualization
Implementing Virtualization in Your Application