Patch to fix bug 17619 - GetDriveTypeW reporting C: as a network share if /home is an NFS share

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Sat Mar 7 08:46:11 CST 2009

On Fri, 6 Mar 2009, Forest Hale wrote:

> Fixed GetDriveTypeW to always report C: as DRIVE_FIXED, preventing problems with the Steam installer if /home is a network share or other special mount.
> +    if (root && (root[0] == 'C' || root[0] == 'c')) return DRIVE_FIXED;

I think you should not hardcode the c: drive here. Something based on 
GetSystemDirectory(), GetWindowsDirectory() or one of their relatives 
would be better (not sure exactly which should be used).

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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