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GetDriveType

The GetDriveType function determines whether a disk drive is a removable, fixed, CD-ROM, RAM disk, or network drive.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function GetDriveType Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetDriveTypeA" (ByVal nDrive As String) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later

Library
Kernel32

Parameter Information
lpRootPathName
Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the root directory of the disk to return information about. If lpRootPathName is NULL, the function uses the root of the current directory.

Return Values
The return value specifies the type of drive. It can be one of the following values:
DRIVE_UNKNOWN
The drive type cannot be determined.

DRIVE_NO_ROOT_DIR
The root directory does not exist.

DRIVE_REMOVABLE
The disk can be removed from the drive.

DRIVE_FIXED
The disk cannot be removed from the drive.

DRIVE_REMOTE
The drive is a remote (network) drive.

DRIVE_CDROM
The drive is a CD-ROM drive.

DRIVE_RAMDISK
The drive is a RAM disk.

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