To convert a directory to a qtree using a Windows client, you rename the directory, create a qtree on the storage system, and move the directory's contents to the qtree.
About this task
You must use Windows Explorer for this procedure. You cannot use the Windows command-line interface or the DOS prompt environment.
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Click the folder representation of the directory you want to change.
Note: The directory must reside at the root of its containing volume.
- From the File menu, select Rename to give this directory a different name.
- On the storage system, use the qtree create command to create a new qtree with the original name of the directory.
- In Windows Explorer, open the renamed directory folder and select the files inside it.
- Drag these files into the folder representation of the new qtree.
Note: The more subfolders contained in the folder that you are moving, the longer the move operation takes.
- From the File menu, select Delete to delete the renamed, now-empty directory folder.