Disk / Drive Routines
Updated Monday December 26, 2011
   
Category
Topic
Chkdsk
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Win32_LogicalDisk: WMI Method to Invoke Chkdsk
Using Win32_LogicalDisk to Chkdsk a local fixed drive.  Mar 7.2002


Disk Info
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SetErrorMode: Determine if a Floppy Drive is Ready
Four wrapper routines that each determine if a removable drive is ready. Sept 12.1999

GetLogicalDriveStrings: Determine if a Specific Drive Exists
API method to determine if the system has a specific drive letter.

GetDriveType: Enumerate and Identify Available System Drives
API method to determine a system's installed drives and their type.

DeviceIoControl: Determine Media Type for CD/DVD Drives
Using DeviceIoControl to identify and differentiate between DVD and CD drives.  Aug 29.2004

DeviceIoControl: Get a SMART Drive Serial Number
Get the hardware serial and model numbers for SMART IDE drives . March 9.2004

Win32_LogicalDisk: WMI Logical Disk Information
Win32_LogicalDisk WMI class represents a data source that resolves to an actual local storage device on a Windows system.  Mar 7.2002

DeviceIoControl: Obtain Physical Drive Information
Retrieve low-level physical disk information on NT/2000.  Jan 8.2000



Disk Space
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GetDiskFreeSpace: Free Disk Space on Windows 95 (or Small Partitions)
The code to determine clusters, sectors, used and free space on a release version of Win95 (pre-OSR/2).

GetDiskFreeSpaceEx: Free Disk Space on a Fat32 or NTFS Drive
The code to determine total, used and free space on a Fat32 or NTFS drive.

GetDiskFreeSpaceEx: Detailed Drive Info
Retrieve drive and volume information for any size partition or drive on any 32-bit platform. July 29.1999

GetDiskFreeSpaceEx: Determining Free Disk Space
Four wrappers for retrieving disk free and used space info on any 32-bit Windows system.  Dec 23.1999



Disk Type
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DeviceIoControl: Determine Media Type for CD/DVD Drives
Using DeviceIoControl to identify and differentiate between DVD and CD drives.  Aug 29.2004

GetDriveType: Enumerate and Identify Available System Drives
API method to determine a system's installed drives and their type.

GetDriveType: Identify a System's CD-ROM Drive
Code to determine if the target system has a CD-ROM installed, obtain its drive letter, and the volume name of an inserted CD.



Disk Volume Info
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GetDriveType: Identify a System's CD-ROM Drive
Code to determine if the target system has a CD-ROM installed, obtain its drive letter, and the volume name of an inserted CD.


Drives
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GetLogicalDriveStrings: An API 'DriveExists' Routine
Using GetLogicalDriveStrings to determine if a specified drive exists. Oct 20.1999

SetErrorMode: Determine if a Floppy Drive is Ready
Four wrapper routines that each determine if a removable drive is ready. Sept 12.1999

DeviceIoControl: Get a SMART Drive Serial Number
Get the hardware serial and model numbers for SMART IDE drives . March 9.2004



Folder Attributes
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FindFirstFile: Changing File and/or Folder Attributes Recursively
Recursive file searching providing the ability to reset file or folder attributes.  March 25.2001


Hardware
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DeviceIoControl: Check Media Availability
Determines whether the drive specified contains media on NT/2000 systems.  Mar 9.2000

mciSendString: Ejecting Media from a CD-ROM
Using winmm.dll's mciSendString API, a one-liner to open or close a CD.  June 29.1998

DeviceIoControl: Lock/Unlock Removable Media Devices
How to lock and unlock removable media on NT/2000 systems.  Mar 9.2000

DeviceIoControl: Load/Eject Removable Media
How to eject and load any removable media on NT/2000 systems.  Mar 9.2000

DeviceIoControl: Obtain Physical Drive Information
Retrieve low-level physical disk information on NT/2000.  Jan 8.2000

Win32_Processor: WMI Processor Information
The Win32_Processor WMI class returns processor status and information for both single and multiprocessor machines.  Mar 4.2002



Shares
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WNetEnumResource: Enumerating Local Network Resources
Obtain mapped drives on the local machine, and resolve local drive letters into the corresponding UNC path. Jun 26.2001

NetConnectionEnum: Enumerating Share Connection Information
Using the NetConnectionEnum API to list connections made to a shared resource on the server or connections established from a particular computer.  Jun 18.2001

NetShareEnum: Enumerating Shared Resources on Other Machines  
Find remote machine shares, connection type, comments and resolved path using NetShareEnum.  Jun 18.2001

WNetAddConnection2: Transparently Connect to Network Shares
Several routines to connect and disconnect drives and printers. Sept 1.1998

NetShareAdd: Create a Local or Remote Share
Several routines to connect and disconnect drives and printers. Jan 21.2002

WNetGetConnection: Get UNC Path for Mapped Drive
Code to resolve a local or remote UNC path from a mapped drive letter.  Jul 6.2002



 

 
 

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