[Interest] When is QDir::Drives useful?

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Tue Jul 31 08:30:55 CEST 2012

Op 31-7-2012 8:20, Nikos Chantziaras schreef:
> Nope.  I just tested it under Windows XP and 7.  The contents of "/" are
> the contents of "C:/".  Which makes sense, since Windows completely
> lacks the concept of a single root directory.  So I guess the question
> remains open.
Who said that / is the root directory on Windows?
Try "", or better yet, the result of QDir::rootPath();


> On 31/07/12 09:10, Scott Aron Bloom wrote:
>> That has not been my experience... However, it has been a while since I have used it.  IIRC it would return the list of drives available ...
>> Maybe some code would help us figure out what is going on.
>> Scott
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: interest-bounces+scott.bloom=onshorecs.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+scott.bloom=onshorecs.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Nikos Chantziaras
>> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:00 PM
>> To: interest at qt-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [Interest] When is QDir::Drives useful?
>> The root directory on Windows contains the root directory of the currently active drive.  If the current drive is C:, then the contents consist of stuff like "Windows", "Program Files", "Users", etc.  No drives in there.
>> On 31/07/12 08:26, André Somers wrote:
>>> How about the root directory on windows, for instance?
>>> André
>>> Op 31 jul. 2012 om 07:21 heeft Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
>>>> According to:
>>>>      http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qdir.html#Filter-enum
>>>> "QDir::Drives" lists drives.  Which directory would you have to open
>>>> though that could possibly contain disk entries?
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