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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:57:00 +0100

On 30.12.2010 20:52, James Gatt wrote:
>>>>> Just add "A:*;B:*" to your exclude list for the overlays.
>
> That work-around doesn't even work. The issue remains with that in the exclude paths. (See attached picture.)
>
>>>> 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.
>
> Contrary to what I previously conceded, as drives A: and B: are specified explicitly in the dialogue box I would not expect them to be examined at all if the box is unchecked. There is no need to discover the drive type of a drive the user has explicitly excluded.
>
> I think this needs to be raised formally as a bug now. Is this something I should do, or something a developer will do?

It works with a nightly build, not in the 1.6.x versions.

Stefan

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