DriveGetStatus

Returns the status of the drive which contains the specified path.

Status := DriveGetStatus(Path)

Parameters

Path

Type: String

Any path contained by the drive (might also work on UNC paths and mapped drives).

Return Value

Type: String

This function returns the status of the drive which contains the specified path:

String Notes
Unknown Might indicate unformatted/RAW file system.
Ready This is the most common.
NotReady Typical for removable drives that don't contain media.
Invalid Path does not exist or is a network drive that is presently inaccessible, etc.

Error Handling

An exception is thrown on failure.

Remarks

In general, Path can be any path. Since NTFS supports mounted volumes and directory junctions, different paths with the same drive letter can produce different results.

Related

Drive functions

Examples

See example #1 on the Drive Functions page for a demonstration of this function.