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

From: James Gatt <james372_at_softcookie.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:52:19 -0800 (PST)

> >> 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.

While I can see how this comes about from the implementation chosen, from a user's point of view it is still a bug and adding items to the exclude list is just a work-around.

It is highly unusual to use A: and B: for anything other than floppy drives (and there are many examples of software which will not operate as expected if this is done), so is there a solution that will only require a work-around in the (unusual) case that A: or B: is *not* a floppy drive? (In this case I would expect the assumption to be made that A: and B: are floppy drives, and GetDriveType() would not be called for them unless something was explicitly set by the user to request them to be examined.)


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