Creating a Mounted Folder

The following sample demonstrates how to create a mounted folder. For more information, see Creating Mounted Folders.

This sample uses the following functions: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint and SetVolumeMountPoint.

#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0501

#include <windows.h>
#include <tchar.h>
#include <stdio.h>


int _tmain( int argc, TCHAR *argv[] )
   BOOL bFlag;
   TCHAR Buf[BUFSIZE];     // temporary buffer for volume name

   if( argc != 3 ) 
      _tprintf( TEXT("Usage: %s <mount_point> <volume>\n"), argv[0] );
      _tprintf( TEXT("For example, \"%s c:\\mnt\\fdrive\\ f:\\\"\n"), argv[0]);
      return( -1 );

  // We should do some error checking on the inputs. Make sure there 
  // are colons and backslashes in the right places, and so on 

   bFlag = GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint(
              argv[2], // input volume mount point or directory
                  Buf, // output volume name buffer
              BUFSIZE  // size of volume name buffer

   if (bFlag != TRUE) 
      _tprintf( TEXT("Retrieving volume name for %s failed.\n"), argv[2] );
      return (-2);

   _tprintf( TEXT("Volume name of %s is %s\n"), argv[2], Buf );
   bFlag = SetVolumeMountPoint(
              argv[1], // mount point
                  Buf  // volume to be mounted

   if (!bFlag)
     _tprintf (TEXT("Attempt to mount %s at %s failed.\n"), argv[2], argv[1]);

   return (bFlag);