If you create software, that needs direct access to the files or partitions of your disks (including hard drives and flash disks), you have probably faced the restrictions, imposed by Windows XP and later versions of Windows.
Windows XP prevents your from using raw access to disks if the application is run under restricted (non-administrative) account. Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 don't allow you to access the disks from user-mode processes at all.
Both systems won't let you open the file, if it's exclusively opened by another application or if security settings (permissions) don't let you access the file.
RawDisk effectively solves this problem by providing a kernel-mode driver for use with your applications.
Using this driver you can read and write the data from/to the disk or opened files without any restrictions.
All you need to do is add two extra function calls to your application.
RawDisk is a free trial software application from the Components & Libraries subcategory, part of the Development category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2012-10-14. The program can be installed on WinXP, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise x64.
RawDisk (version 3.0) has a file size of 2.28 MB and is available for download from our website.
Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 117 times.
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