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Choose a version
Recommended version is the latest release. This version is working on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, and related server editions.
Be aware that versions >= 0.8.0 are incompatible with previous ones. Concretely, it means that if you attempt to use latest releases with an user file system driver that it is not aware of it, it will fail. For those oldies, please use these versions:
Components of the Library
When the installer executes, it will install Dokan file system driver (dokan1.sys), register Dokan mount service (mounter.exe) and several libraries. The detailed list of files installed is as follows:
- SystemFolder\dokan1.dll Dokan user mode library
- SystemFolder\dokannp1.dll Dokan Network Provider
- SystemFolder\drivers\dokan1.sys Dokan File System Driver
Program Files x86 / x64
- ProgramFilesFolder\Dokan\DokanLibrary\dokanctl.exe Dokan control program
- ProgramFilesFolder\Dokan\DokanLibrary\dokan1.lib Dokan import library
- ProgramFilesFolder\Dokan\DokanLibrary\dokan.h Dokan library header
- ProgramFilesFolder\Dokan\DokanLibrary\dokanfuse1.lib Dokan Fuse static library
- ProgramFilesFolder\Dokan\DokanLibrary\README.url Dokan documentation link
You can use Add/Remove programs in Control Panel to uninstall Dokan. It is required to restart your computer after uninstallation.
After build, resulting binaries files are located on Win32 and x64 folders.
- First, copy the driver file dokan.sys to
%WINDIR%\system32\drivers. The driver file is specific to a Windows installation, for Windows 8.1 64-bit you will have to copy the file
- Then copy Dokan Library dokan.dll and Dokan Network Provider dokannp1.dll from
%WINDIR%\system32so it can be called globally by any application (otherwise you will have to put it side-by-side to your application).
- To run dokan, you will need Packages redistribuables Visual C++. If you have build with Visual Studio 2017, you can download it here.
- Move to
x64\Release, then install Dokan driver with
dokanctl.exe /i dand Dokan network provider with
dokanctl.exe /i nif you want to mount network drive.
- Develop your file system and mount it.