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Issue 2.3


Types of Disk Drives

Whether a disk drive is a CD-ROM or not.

Issue: 2.3 (December/January 2003)
Author: Christian Schmitz
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins.
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Article Length (in bytes): 3,272
Starting Page Number: 42
Article Number: 2320
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What we want to know

One of our readers sent an email and asked how to check whether or not a path points to a CD-ROM. For Mac OS you can easily check this with a small AppleScript, so he was looking for a solution on Windows.

This article shows a universal function to get the dsk type of a disk based on the drive letter, including network disks.

The declare code

From Microsoft's developer network, we know this function declaration in C:

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