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How to: Determine a Drive's Root Directory in Visual Basic

The My.Computer.FileSystem.GetDriveInfo Method provides a DriveInfo object that can be queried for information about a drive on a computer. You can use the RootDirectory property to determine the root directory. Attempting to access the property without sufficient permission throws a SecurityException exception.

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To determine a drive's root directory

  • Use the RootDirectory property to determine the root directory, as illustrated in the following code.

    Dim cdrive As System.IO.DriveInfo
    cdrive = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetDriveInfo("C:\")
    MsgBox(cdrive.RootDirectory)
    

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