listing drives and partitions in XP

    Mar 28 2006 | 4:51 pm
    In OSX, i can easily get the names of the drives and partitions using a folder object (or Folder() in js) with the path "/Volumes". is there an analog in XP?

    • Mar 28 2006 | 7:08 pm
      not quite analog, but you could use f.e's doshack, and start mountvol xp utility to get a list of available volumes.
      you could execute mountvol|find ":">temp_file.txt, and then load that file in max and analize it.
      temp_file.txt contains these strings:
      C: D: F:
      wich is probaly all you need.
      now that i wrote this, i have a feeling there's something better around there... Also, I'm not sure if this can list network resources...
      hth, nesa
    • Mar 28 2006 | 10:02 pm
      hmmm...could work. ugly, but possibly functional :) thanks for the thoughts...
    • Mar 28 2006 | 10:12 pm
      I'm sure Python does; i guess Java too...
    • Mar 28 2006 | 10:27 pm
      ugly, ugly, not so ugly at all :-) I know you don't like Java externals, Peter, but a "VOL n:" request to my DOSHack external will give you the name of n: (if you can split if from the end of the string it's part of !!). Allright, i should write a "what's my disk name" function, to automatically do the job...
    • Mar 28 2006 | 11:05 pm
      ugly only in that the suggestion requires writing to a text file, and then reading that in. and ugly in making this work with other stuff I have. and ugly because I pretty much CAN'T use java externals - it's not that I don't like them, specifications keep me from using them :(