NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 19:52:18 CDT 2009

On Sunday 05 April 2009 5:35:36 pm Ben Klein wrote:
> My suggestion is a drop-down box in the "Advanced" tab of "Drives" to
> control filesystem type (separate from disk type, as is suggested in
> Comment #7 on 17938). It shouldn't be important for floppies or even
> CD-ROMs, but the options could be:
> - Default (autodetect, fall-back to unixfs)
> - FAT12 (floppies)
> - FAT16
> - FAT32
> - NTFS (probably don't need different versions on NTFS)
> Possibly restrict these to CDROM type:
> - ISO9660
> - UDF
> Unless someone can come up with a better default than unixfs :)

Why not make the default what the filesystem actually is? Eg. if the FS is 
FAT32, report FAT32; if it's NTFS, report NTFS; if it's a unixfs, report 
unixfs; etc. The registry/winecfg can then be used to override the per-drive 
type if it causes problems with certain apps.

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