[PATCH] [RFC] Make drive C always a "Local disk"

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Mon Mar 9 03:02:14 CDT 2009

On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Ben Klein wrote:

> This patch should fix 17619 for new wineprefixes and other cases where C: is
> created. The logic is that C: should never be registered as a network share,
> which is the issue in 17619. It was suggested as a response to a previous patch
> that this should be relative to %SYSTEM% or something along those lines, but I
> believe that C: is a true special case, similar to how A: and B: are always
> reserved for floppy drives.

The patch still hardocdes the c: drive so it is incorrect.

It has been abundantly proven that the system drive is not always the c: 
drive on Windows (via comments and our conformance test results). So it 
is not Wine's place to force the user to use c: as the system drive.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
              Linux: Because rebooting is for adding new hardware

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