File Systems

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Windows Embedded CE supports two kinds of file systems:

  • File systems controlled by file system drivers (FSDs)
    Because FSD-managed file systems are the preferred file system type, Windows Embedded CE includes file system drivers for a variety of file systems. In addition, embedded systems developers can create and register proprietary file systems. Regardless of the type of storage, all file systems are accessed through the Win32 file-system API.
  • Registered file systems
    The file system drivers loaded in this way include the release-directory file system (RELFSD), the object store (RAM) file system, and the ROM file system.

In This Section

  • Included File Systems
    Describes the local file systems available for Windows Embedded CE, including file allocation table (FAT), binary ROM image file system (BinFS), and CD/UDFS.
  • File System Migration
    Provides guidelines for migrating a file system from a previous version of Windows Embedded CE.

For All Platforms:

  • Registry
    Describes the types of registry you can use, and provides information about registry keys, user profiles in the registry, and registry operations.
  • Storage Management
    Describes the elements that connect file systems and storage systems in Windows Embedded CE.

For Windows Embedded CE:

  • ** Databases **
    Describes database support for the CEDB and EDB databases.
  • ** Object Store **
    Provides information about the Windows Embedded CE object store.

See Also

Other Resources

File Systems and Storage Management