> See also: [[DiredPlus#w32-browser|`^' in Dired+ takes you to Windows drive list]]
HardDrivesMenu is a command-line program which shows windows GUI ListBox menu with all available local drives, and then returns name of selected drive or otherwise nothing.
To get usage information: HardDrivesMenu.exe -h
This program can be used as a part of extensions for Emacs dired mode. It will keep you informed of all available local drives, so you can easily dired them.
Following key-binding definition (Alt-F1) gives you such possibility:
(require 'dired) (define-key dired-mode-map [M-f1] (lambda () "Shows hard-drives listing menu and lets user to select one of them. Opens selected drive in dired." (interactive) (let ((drive-name "")) (with-temp-buffer (call-process "C:\\PROGRA~1\\GnuWin32\\bin\\HardDrivesMenu.exe" nil t) (setq drive-name (buffer-substring (point-min) (point-max)))) (if (not (string= drive-name "")) (find-alternate-file drive-name)))))
where "C:\\PROGRA~1\\GnuWin32\\bin\\HardDrivesMenu.exe" is a full path to "HardDrivesMenu.exe" on your computer.
It should be placed in “~/.emacs” file.
Zip archive with binary and source can be downloaded from the http://mobilave.info/2010/HardDrivesMenu/HardDrivesMenu.zip