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Win FileSystem Driver API

Posted on 2004-09-09
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Can someone point me in the direction of a tutorial, on how to program a filesystem driver in Windows. Something like FUSE(http://lwn.net/2001/1115/a/fuse.php3) maybe. Basicly I'd like some way of defining functions to read, write, etc which would then allow me to 'mount' my 'filesystem' on a drive letter, and access various things using the x:\ format.

I expect this is simply a case of either you know the correct webpage or you don't, so I can't imagine it being  particularly difficult for the right person. If I'm proved wrong, I'll up the points.
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aravindtj earned 125 total points
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Hi,
 You can write your own file system drivers alonge with the existing filesystem driver.
 It is called as Filter Driver. You need DDK (Driver Development kit) for that.
 It is available along with MSDN subscription.
 IFS [Installable File System] kit is also used for filter drivers. Many 3rd party kits avail for that.
 Visit www.osr.com, www.sysinternals.com, M$'s DDK webpage...
 It is somewhat teidious to write driver and needs depth knowledge in OS concepts.
 Any how, All the Best.
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oops, sorry.

I read up on it a bit, but was hoping/waiting for something a bit more concise. I guess I lost track of time.

Having that said, there is a lot of useful stuff there, and is a very good place to start.

It also got me started on the way to the GNU ntifs.h file, which seems to be the place for me to start(since there is no way in heaven or hell, or anywhere else for that matter, I'm going to pay MS for a License).

Not exactly what I was hoping for, but led me there, and provided very useful information.

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