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Re: Access of floppy drive when exploring "My Computer"

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:30:23 +0100

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:49, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 December 2010 14:26, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 23:05, James Gatt <james372_at_softcookie.com> wrote:
>>> In build 1.6.12 I noticed that every time I open a Windows Explorer at "My Computer" - i.e. with all the drives listed, the explorer window takes a couple of seconds to appear and the floppy drive seeks once or twice.
>>> It took some time to narrow it down, but this behaviour only occurs when TortoiseSVN is installed, and it only started happening when I installed 1.6.12. (I cannot say for sure whether I upgraded from 1.6.10 or 1.6.11. I can try this out if necessary.)
>>> The latest version (1.6.13) appears to also have this issue. I was waiting for its release in case it got fixed anyway, but alas it has not.
>>> In the Icon Overlays part of the TortoiseSVN settings I do not have "Drives A: and B:" checked. (I don't use SVN on floppies.)
>> Just add "A:*;B:*" to your exclude list for the overlays.
> Why doesn't leaving "Drives A: and B:" unchecked work in the same way?
> Isn't that the whole point of having that option?

The check whether a drive is a diskette drive (the GetDriveType() API)
makes the drive spin. That's why to avoid that, you have to specify
the exclude path so the drive type isn't even checked.


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