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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 9. The Windows CE File System

Windows CE provides a fully functional file system stack that supports a variety of file systems and storage media. Unique to Windows CE is a RAM-based file system known as the object store. In implementation, the object store more closely resembles a database than it does a file allocation system for a disk. In addition to storing files, the object store can store the Windows CE registry and database volumes. Fortunately for the programmer, most of the unique implementation of the object store is hidden behind standard Win32 functions. In addition to the object store, Windows CE supports a variety of file systems including flash-based solutions and even those quaint rotating, ferromagnetic storage devices ...

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