Why am I allowed to create a Feature Class in the root of a drive?

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10-19-2022 02:59 AM
Konstantin_Ulyanov
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ArcGIS Pro 3.0.2

I've read somewhere that Copy gp-tool fails to copy a dataset to a drive root by design. And yet, Create Feature Class successfully creates a shapefile in D:\.

I use ArcGIS Pro SDK, so I noticed that GetDefinition method throws an exception internally failing to create a Uri while initializing a FileDatastore. So I suppose that the root scenario is not tested well.

My question is: Why is the root path forbidden although I can successfully create a dataset there?

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