[BangPypers] virdual drive

Sriram Karra karra.etc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 05:33:05 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Nitin Kumar <nitin.nitp at gmail.com> wrote:

> windows 7/xp

As per Tim Roberts: (Tim is very active on the Pywin32 mailing list and is
undoubtedly an expert on all things Python+Windows)

Tiziano Bettio <> wrote:
>I'm looking for a simple solution of a win32 shell extension (virtual
>It should make available a new drive with letter, which will be
>read-only. Instead of a network drive or similar it then should query a
>server application for directory/file listing.

Creating a new virtual folder with a shell extension is easy. Creating a
new drive letter requires that you write a file system driver, something
that (A) must be written in C, (B) requires the expensive "installable file
system kit" from Microsoft, and (C) no human being really wants to do.

- Tim Roberts, <http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=>
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


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