Serious Engine annoyance with is a folder on Win32...

MisterX b.xavier at internet.lu
Tue Nov 15 00:20:23 EST 2005


Ken

These errors come from non-removable drives. But I see your point.

that will be shell redirected ;(

Thanks for the confirmation. Now I see what the fuss was about!

cheers
Xavier

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Ken Ray
> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 20:31
> To: Use Revolution List
> Subject: Re: Serious Engine annoyance with is a folder on Win32...
> 
> On 11/14/05 8:53 AM, "xavier.bury at clearstream.com"
> <xavier.bury at clearstream.com> wrote:
> 
> > So i scan the paths list to find the right folders, eliminate the 
> > non-existing. But I kept getting this dialog: "there is no 
> Disk in the 
> > drive. Please insert a disk into drife F:." with buttons 
> (cancel)(try 
> > again)(continue).
> 
> Welcome to Windows... ;-)
> 
> That's something that's been discussed quite frequently here 
> on the list; that when you check for a path that is on a 
> removable drive, Windows will do just as you describe. There 
> have been a few suggestions on how to handle this, but it is 
> different on different flavors of Windows (earlier ones will 
> always bring up the dialog; later ones *may* bring it up), 
> but the bottom line was that if you need to know from Win95 
> on up, you need to use a DLL or third party utility EXE to 
> check whether a drive is available or not.
> 
> See: http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/revolution/tips/disk005.htm
> 
> Check out the update notes at the bottom of the page.
> 
> If you can count on only a later version of Windows, you can 
> test the readiness using VBS (I believe).
> 
> > Can anyone tell me if this also happens on Macs? Linux?
> > Can another PC user confirm this?
> 
> Well, it doesn't happen on Macs because drives are uniquely 
> named so there isn't a specific name that refers to a 
> removable drive (unlike A: and B:
> which are by definition removable).
> 
> 
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> 
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