Visual Subst is a very useful tool that enables you to associate frequently used files with virtual hard drives. It solves 3 major problems with the built-in 'subst' command: it automatically creates virtual drives for quick application launch, adds editable partition labels and restore existing virtual drives after frequent reboots. For Windows users this utility also provides some extra benefits that will be really useful. This utility is a part of Windows Server 2021 and it can be run as a system image.
The Visual Subst software allows you to create, rename and delete partitions on the fly. It organizes and submits files and folders to specified volume groups. You can also change the boot images on a regular basis. When it comes to backing up data, it solves the main issues with the built-in 'lsd' command and subvolume backups to VSS. It allows you to create read-only and hidden partitions.
So, you can see that Visual Subst is quite a handy utility for Windows users. This software makes backing up easier and managing data much easier. The best part is that it can be scheduled on a daily or weekly basis so that it takes care of all the tedious tasks such as creating, restoring and naming partitions. If you have not tried it yet, give it a try and see what it can do for you. I am sure that Visual Subst will solve at least one of the three main issues related to the built-in 'lsd' command.