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Mounting as a network share and volume label

Posted: 09/25/2012 13:50:57
by Ivan P (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 04/11/2011
Posts: 70


When I mount the drive as a Netwrok Drive it's shown in Windows Explorer (win7) as:

I would like to have it shown as:
VolumeLabel (Z:)

When I view virtual drive properties I do see VolumeLabel.

The reason I don't want to mount it as Removable is that Windows Explorer works with unreliably when connection with storage is slow.

I would maybe set virtual share name as:
VolumeLabel (\\COMPUTERNAME) Z:
but volume label must be unique in this case.

Is it possible to set some flags or do anything else to achieve this?

Posted: 09/25/2012 13:55:11
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

The text to show is chosen by Explorer, not by the filesystem. Consequently there's no way to influence it.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 09/25/2012 14:11:06
by Eric Dahlvang (Standard support level)
Joined: 09/11/2009
Posts: 29

It seems to me that:

cbfs.AddMountingPoint("Z:;COMPUTERNAME;VolumeLabel", CallbackFileSystem.CBFS_SYMLINK_NETWORK | CallbackFileSystem.CBFS_SYMLINK_LOCAL, null);

will show in explorer as:
VolumeLabel (\\COMPUTERNAME) Z:

Am I not understanding something with Ivan P's question?
Posted: 09/25/2012 14:24:37
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Probably you are correct and you've found the combination of flags and parameters which work :).

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 09/25/2012 14:24:41
by Ivan P (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 04/11/2011
Posts: 70

Eugene, thanks for your answer. I hoped there's a little possibility to control it by modifying some mount flags.
Do you have any plans of implementing ability to control volume displaying in your shell extension (like you did with the icon)?
I would really like not to see the hostname for share-mounted drives (in my case).

Eric, the problem is that if there're several volumes to mount with the same volume label, they cannot be all mounted at the same time.




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