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Virtual disk volume

I need to add a virtual disk volume to the windows. In the foreground, data
will be presented in a form of a disk drive so users can access it using
explorer but in the background, data will be read from FTP server an not
actual disk. I don't wanna write a driver but are there existing facilities
somewhere that allow me to do this with C#? Any ideas? Maybe there is a COM
interface that will allow me to do this but I'm just guessing.

regards
Tomaz
Dec 8 '05 #1
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Tomaz,

You can create a shell extension, but that won't allow you to create a
drive. Rather, it will allow you to create something on the level of
"Control Panel", "Network Neighborhood", etc, etc.

In order to do so, you will need to use a good deal of COM interop. For
the specifics of what you have to do, check out the section of the Platform
SDK titled "Creating a Shell Namespace Extension", located at (watch for
line wrap):

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de.../namespace.asp

Hope this helps.
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I need to add a virtual disk volume to the windows. In the foreground, data
will be presented in a form of a disk drive so users can access it using
explorer but in the background, data will be read from FTP server an not
actual disk. I don't wanna write a driver but are there existing facilities
somewhere that allow me to do this with C#? Any ideas? Maybe there is a COM
interface that will allow me to do this but I'm just guessing.

regards
Tomaz

Dec 8 '05 #2

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