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\\.\PhysicalDrive0 vs. \??\PhysicalDrive0

Posted: 09/17/2009 09:20:31
by Ken J. Lafredo (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 09/14/2009
Posts: 2


Why do you require physical volume names are "\??\PhysicalDrive0" instead of the standard Windows "\\.\PhysicalDrive0". This causes unnecessary conversion in code. I would hope that at least you could support both.

Posted: 09/17/2009 09:45:57
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)


This is because storage/link names can also be located in other than "\??" object manager's directories and therefore can't be accessible via win32 path "\\.\".
But it's a good idea to support this path too. I think we will add it in future releases.
Thank you.



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