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how to list drive type in c# when there is no drive letter??

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just same as title says, i'm trying to create a little program that can assign drive letter to removable drive that has no drive letter assigned by system automatically.
it is mainly under windows.

i have got most of part, but i could not find a way to test if a usb removable drive has drive letter or not.
how can I do this in c# ?
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by:dimaj
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check out a command called 'fsutil'
It's a windows command that contains a lot of information about windows internals. You can invoke this command from within your C# code by spawning a new process and capturing its output. If you can't capture the output, have the command pipe its results to a text file and then read the text file for your results.

Hope this'll get you started.
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by:Ikelca
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i rather not to invoke any external windows programs...........
can this be done with c# only?
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I briefly scanned through these links and they might have bits and pieces that will help you with your problem:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/271907/how-to-detect-using-c-if-a-pendrive-is-plugged-into-a-usb-port
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/system/DriveDetector.aspx
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by:Ikelca
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nvm, i found a way of doing it thru WMI
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by:Ikelca
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thanks
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