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Solfs mounted drive reported as FAT32

Posted: 01/03/2009 10:47:03
by Miguel De Buf (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 01/04/2007
Posts: 32

Hi all,

Why does windows explorer report FAT32 as the file system of a solfs mounted image ? Is there any link to FAT32 in the solid file system ?

Many thanks,
Posted: 01/03/2009 11:00:26
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Some OS functions work right only if the file system type name is FAT, FAT32 or NTFS. So SolFS reports itself as FAT32.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 01/04/2009 09:51:33
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

The main reason why SolFS reports itself as "FAT32" is impossibility to run programs as elevated (i.e. "run as admin") under Vista. Seems Vista checks on what file system an executable binary is located and allows the program to "run as admin" only if the file system name is "FAT32", "NTFS", or "CDFS".



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