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>Why guys from Microsoft change all upside down after each .net edition? I have tried to do few simples things in new 'metro style' xaml but nothing is simple today. For example I needed to scan a hard disk drive to get list of files. This is very simple task isn't it?

But please tell me why this pretty simple chunk of code doesn't work
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using Windows.Storage;
....

async Task AllFilesIwantToGet()
       {
           StorageFolder sf = 
            await StorageFolder.GetFolderFromPathAsync(@"d:\mydocs");


           IReadOnlyList<IStorageItem> list= await sf.GetItemsAsync();


It looks like GetFolderFromPathAsync() never stops and variable sf is null all the time. I was trying to find solution on MSDN but there is nothing that could help.
I thought it's a permission issue but when I use the following code
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var sf = await StorageFolder.GetFolderFromPathAsync(KnownFolders.MusicLibrary.Path);


it never ends up too allthough I have added capabilities to MusicLirary.

Sorry for this but after 10 years of programming I feel still like a newbie. This is annoying. Needless to say that Microsoft shots his own foot again.
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Updated 4-Aug-12 23:24pm
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You cannot use storagefolder for unknown folders. You have to use filepicker.

Check this,

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj150596.aspx[^]
 
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For your updated question...

you have to use


In case u want folders, then

C#
StorageFolder musicFolder = await KnownFolders.MusicLibrary;


If you want file list

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IReadOnlyList<StorageFile> fileList =
               await KnownFolders.MusicLibrary.GetFilesAsync();
 
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aquant 5-Aug-12 12:51pm    
Thank you Santhosh. I have all these problems because I'd like to write a tool in metro style rather then toy-app. The tool should have access to the whole filesystem's structure (something like file manager). I just couldn't agree with the general asumption that a win8 user cannot access to its own system. The user shouldn't even know what is a filesystem when using a Metro app in Win8.
I think there is a solution to get access to filesystem programmatically. Just think about FileOpenPicker which have access to the most files and can be used by a normal user. Why one 'metro' class can browse filesystem and other class cannot do this (due to security reasons?)
regards
Andy

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