Creating a virtual file system

Jeff Schwab jeffrey.schwab at
Sun Aug 7 23:03:32 CEST 2005

Atila Olah wrote:
> I'm working on a project to implement a simple cross-platform file
> sharing protocol (using Python) that is similar to HTTP, and I have to
> write a GUI for Windows and Linux. But let's start with the harder one:
> Windows.
> My question is: How do I implement a virtual partition that acts like a
> real file-system and is compleatly transparent to other programs?
> Should I make a virtual file allocation table for a FAT32 partition or
> simulate an NTFS? Or even further: How do I create a junction (or a
> hard link) to it in "My network places" or in "Entire Network"?
> If there are tools that could help me but written in C or C++, please
> let me know, I'll compile them to Python modules.
> Thanks forward for help.

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