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Gettings a List of Current Drives

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I am using Visual Basic .NET. Is there a way to get a list of the current disk drives (CD-ROM included) on the specific system? For example: C:, D:, E:.. if they exist? Code would help. Thank you.
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Using WMI is probably your best bet in this situation. Here's the code:

Imports System
Imports System.Management
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Namespace WMISample

    Public Class MyWMIQuery

        Public Overloads Shared Function Main() As Integer

            Try
                Dim searcher As New ManagementObjectSearcher( _
                    "root\CIMV2", _
                    "SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk")

                For Each queryObj As ManagementObject in searcher.Get()

                    Console.WriteLine("-----------------------------------")
                    Console.WriteLine("Win32_LogicalDisk instance")
                    Console.WriteLine("-----------------------------------")
                    Console.WriteLine("Caption: {0}", queryObj("Caption"))
                    Console.WriteLine("Description: {0}", queryObj("Description"))
                    Console.WriteLine("FileSystem: {0}", queryObj("FileSystem"))
                Next
            Catch err As ManagementException
                MessageBox.Show("An error occurred while querying for WMI data: " & err.Message)
            End Try
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace
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There is no way to do with with DirectoryInfo or something?
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The newer version of Visual Basic (version 2005) has the "My" namespace, so if you're using that version, it's as simple as:

For each DriveLetter as string in My.Computer.FileSystem.Drives
    ' do something
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Oops, my example sucks

For each Drive As System.IO.DriveInfo in My.Computer.FileSystem.Drives
   ' do Something
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Im using 2002 so that probably won't work.
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That does the trick in my program concept99. Thank you.
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