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How can I obtain a list of the drives available in MATLAB on the Windows machine?

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I am using MATLAB on Windows. I would like to get a list of the drives (A:,C:,D:,E:, etc.) that are available on my computer.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 31 May 2023
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 31 May 2023
This change has been incorporated into the documentation in Release 14 Service Pack 3 (R14SP3). For previous releases, read below for any additional information:
The ability to list the drives available on a Windows machine is not available in MATLAB.
To work around this issue, the GETDRIVES function is available for download from the MATLAB Central website and has this functionality. The file is available here:
Note that MathWorks does not guarantee or warrant the use or content of MATLAB Central submissions. Any questions, issues, or complaints should be directed to the contributing author.

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Eivind Hennestad
Eivind Hennestad on 25 Nov 2022
Here is an alternative that lists all the available drives and provides some additional information in a table:


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