Finding the name of a USB volume
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Jan 6 17:31:07 CST 2010
> Richard - I haven't got an unnamed USB drive handy to test this with but
> what does the volumes function return when one is mounted? Does this give
> you the expected "untitled" (or "untitled 1" etc)?
> If so, you could iterate through the listed volumes using a couple of
> applescripts to determine whether the drive was local (false if it's a
> network drive) ejectable (false if it's internal) and then if you get two
> false results you can attempt to open a file on the volume. If that gives
> you an error then the drive is write protected. If it passes all tests then
> you're left (presumably) with an external USB or Firewire drive.
> The relevant applescript snippets are...
> tell application "System Events" to get the local volume of disk
> tell application "System Events" to get the ejectable of disk [volumepath]
> Would that do it?
Works a treat! And simpler than parsing the XML data from system_profiler.
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