Virtual/Network Drives

I can't figure out how someone can emulate a drive under 'My Computer'. I want to create a program-driven virtual drive similar to external Zip drives or programs like WebDrive which allows you to create network drives pointed at FTP servers. Does anybody know how to set up something similar with a Visual Basic program?
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MiesepiesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
My guess is can't. If I'm not mistaken, you need to write a device driver to emulate a drive. And device drivers are written in C & assembly.

It is possible to write a name extension (a 'virtual directory' visible in Windows Explorer) in VB though... However, don't get your hopes up, since its rather complicated, and you need a few hacks here and there to get it up and running in VB6. If you are really interested, check out Visual Basic Shell Programming by J.P. Hamilton (

fantasy1001Connect With a Mentor Commented:
hello CYBER_Aeon
This is simple api code where you can get  the virutal drives

    cbSize As Long
    hwndOwner As Long
    hInstance As Long
    lpszText As String
    lpszCaption As String
    dwStyle As Long
    lpszIcon As String
    dwContextHelpId As Long
    lpfnMsgBoxCallback As Long
    dwLanguageId As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function GetLogicalDrives Lib "kernel32" () As Long

Private Sub Form_Paint()
    'KPD-Team 1999,2001
    Dim MBP As MSGBOXPARAMS, LDs As Long, Cnt As Long, sDrives As String
    'get the available drives
    LDs = GetLogicalDrives
    sDrives = "Available drives:" & vbCrLf
    For Cnt = 0 To 25
        If (LDs And 2 ^ Cnt) <> 0 Then
            sDrives = sDrives + "  " + Chr$(65 + Cnt) & " :\" & vbCrLf
        End If
    Next Cnt
    Print sDrives

End Sub
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