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DriveInfo Class

Provides access to information on a drive.

System.Object
  System.IO.DriveInfo

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class DriveInfo : ISerializable

The DriveInfo type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDriveInfoProvides access to information on the specified drive.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAvailableFreeSpaceIndicates the amount of available free space on a drive.
Public propertyDriveFormatGets the name of the file system, such as NTFS or FAT32.
Public propertyDriveTypeGets the drive type.
Public propertyIsReadyGets a value indicating whether a drive is ready.
Public propertyNameGets the name of a drive.
Public propertyRootDirectoryGets the root directory of a drive.
Public propertyTotalFreeSpaceGets the total amount of free space available on a drive.
Public propertyTotalSizeGets the total size of storage space on a drive.
Public propertyVolumeLabelGets or sets the volume label of a drive.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetDrivesRetrieves the drive names of all logical drives on a computer.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a drive name as a string. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodISerializable.GetObjectDataPopulates a SerializationInfo object with the data needed to serialize the target object.
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This class models a drive and provides methods and properties to query for drive information. Use DriveInfo to determine what drives are available, and what type of drives they are. You can also query to determine the capacity and available free space on the drive.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the DriveInfo class to display information about all of the drives on the current system.


using System;
using System.IO;

class Test
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        DriveInfo[] allDrives = DriveInfo.GetDrives();

        foreach (DriveInfo d in allDrives)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Drive {0}", d.Name);
            Console.WriteLine("  File type: {0}", d.DriveType);
            if (d.IsReady == true)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("  Volume label: {0}", d.VolumeLabel);
                Console.WriteLine("  File system: {0}", d.DriveFormat);
                Console.WriteLine(
                    "  Available space to current user:{0, 15} bytes", 
                    d.AvailableFreeSpace);

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "  Total available space:          {0, 15} bytes",
                    d.TotalFreeSpace);

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "  Total size of drive:            {0, 15} bytes ",
                    d.TotalSize);
            }
        }
    }
}
/* 
This code produces output similar to the following:

Drive A:\
  File type: Removable
Drive C:\
  File type: Fixed
  Volume label: 
  File system: FAT32
  Available space to current user:     4770430976 bytes
  Total available space:               4770430976 bytes
  Total size of drive:                10731683840 bytes 
Drive D:\
  File type: Fixed
  Volume label: 
  File system: NTFS
  Available space to current user:    15114977280 bytes
  Total available space:              15114977280 bytes
  Total size of drive:                25958948864 bytes 
Drive E:\
  File type: CDRom

The actual output of this code will vary based on machine and the permissions
granted to the user executing it.
*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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