Windows 7 Question
Francis Nugent Dixon
effendi at wanadoo.fr
Fri May 21 07:55:01 EDT 2010
Hi from Beautiful Brittany
I develop my stacks on my Mac, but have a Splashstack.exe for running
them on PC's.
In order to find the systems disk (so I can build complete paths to my
external files), I use the command
if the platform = "Win32" then put line 1 of the volumes
into field "PCDrive"
and build the paths starting with field "PCDrive".
Disk C (the usual systems disk) was always the first entry in the
volumes list in Windows XP, etc..
In Windows 7, I now find "A" (the floppy diskette used if the user
didn't want to boot from the hard drive).
In the comments section of the Volumes section of the Rev Dictionary,
I find :
Disks which are physically installed or inserted into a disk drive,
but are not currently mounted, do not appear in the list returned by
the volumes function.
If this is so, why does floppy disk A (inexistant) appear at the head
of the Volumes list ?
Second question - does the "platform" command return "Win32" for
Windows 7 systems ?
(I don't have a Windows 7 system available to test my stacks !)
In the face of this problem, how can I pick up the systems disk ID in
a Windows 7 system ?
I am running Revolution 4.0.0 - Build 950 on an iMac OS 10.5.8
Many thanks for any pointers ....
"Nothing should ever be done for the first time !"
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