Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#3796 closed Bug report (rejected)

FileZilla tries to read floppy drive on startup

Reported by: rothkj1022 Owned by:
Priority: low Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: XP


This is more an annoyance than a bug, but I'd imagine it would affect anyone who has a floppy drive installed on their PC.

It seems that all versions >= 3.0 try to read my floppy drive on startup. The application does not respond until the drive light goes off. This obviously makes the application slow to load, every time.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

This is a bug in Windows.

All FileZilla does is to ask the system which drive letters there are. Windows is incapable to remember that there's no disk in the drive and keeps checking again and again.

Besides, who still uses floppies? They are decades old legacy technology. Use USB drives, faster, smaller and vastly more capacity.

Just open your case and disconnect the floppy drive.

comment:2 by foo, 15 years ago

Operating system version: XP SP3 and Vista SP1XP
Priority: normallow
Resolution: rejected
Status: closedreopened

I'm experiencing a "floppy seek" as well when using FileZilla 3.2.0. I don't experience "slowness" but the noise from the floppy drive due to the seek is annoying. Fortunately the "seek" is very brief (less than one second).
(Disconnecting the floppy drive would be even more annoying, since I do need it now and then.)

FileZilla 2.2.11, running in the same environment, does not exhibit the floppy seek behavior so it seems plausible that the change in behavior is not due to a bug in Windows but perhaps due to a change in FileZilla. Perhaps something changed in how FileZilla "asks the system which drive letters are available"?

Apologies in advance if I should've left this closed...

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: reopenedclosed

Feel free to look at the code. Other than "Show me a list of drives", "Give me the labels for this (all) drive(s)" and "Give me an icon for this drive", there's no code that could possibly cause floppy seek.

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