Finding a specific Windows volume
wow at together.net
Tue Feb 5 04:06:16 EST 2008
Thanks for this function. It did the trick.
On Feb 4, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Derek Bump wrote:
> It sounds to me like you are running into the same basic problems
> that another user was a while back. I posted the following
> solution which avoids the errors with locating files on Windows
> while avoiding disk errors and system dialogs...
> -- Snip --
> My solution to the same problem is to check for a volume serial
> number first, then if there is one, check for the file I'm looking
> for. You can do this with the following function...
> function GetVolumeSN pDiskLetter
> local volumeSerialNumber
> -- Supports both "C", "C:" and "C:\" styles
> put char 1 of pDiskLetter & ":" into pDisk
> set the hideConsoleWindows to true
> put shell("dir " & pDisk) into tDirData
> get matchText(tDirData,"Volume Serial Number is (.*)
> if it is true then
> return volumeSerialNumber
> return empty
> end if
> end GetVolumeSN
> If the function returns a Serial Number, I know a disk is located
> at that drive letter. I then do my "if there is a file..." stuff.
> If the function returns nothing (empty) then I know there is no
> disk in the drive and I don't check it.
> This seems to avoid the whole "no disc" error in Windows XP SP2. I
> don't know about other versions... you'll have to test it out.
> -- End Snip --
> This function was confirmed to work on Vista. But unless you can
> specify what errors you are getting, there's not much else I can
> suggest. Hope that helps.
> Derek Bump
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> Richard Miller wrote:
>> I'm looking for suggestions on how to find out if a specific USB
>> camcorder is attached to a users computer (Windows only), and if
>> it is, which volume identifies it. If the camcorder is attached,
>> there will be a specific directory on it which I can use to help
>> identify it.
>> Let's say I am looking for a folder called "DCIM" on an attached
>> USB drive. Doing this on Windows Vista causes all kinds of problems.
>> repeat with i = number of lines of the volumes down to 1
>> if there is a folder (line i of the volumes & "/DCIM) then
>> put true into foundit
>> exit repeat
>> end if
>> end repeat
>> I'm looking for a better solution.
>> Richard Miller
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