File Server Extensions

The File Server component manages all files on a Symbian platform phone. This section describes how to extend the File Server for your phone hardware.

The different storage media on a phone can use different types of file system to organize files. Symbian platform provides a number of types of file system. You can implement a new file system in a type of DLL called a file system plug-in. You can also implement DLLs called a file server extensions to change the behavior of a file system. You can implement a DLL called a file server plug-in to extend the behavior of the File Server itself.

The File Server is started by the Base Starter component. The configuration of the File Server, such as which file systems are loaded to which drives, is done in the Base Starter configuration file.