Pismo File System Redirector
Pismo File System Redirector (FSR) is an operating system extension that enables
application controlled virtual and user mode file systems.
Using Pismo File System Redirector, applications can expose all kinds of
program and user data through the file system interface.
Pismo File Mount
showcases the functionality provided by Pismo File System Redirector.
Pismo FSR is licensed for use in all types of
applications. Refer to
Pismo File System Redirector Licensing
for information regarding distribution, support, and licensing.
Developer Kit and Documentation
The FSR Developer Kit is available on the
download page. This kit includes the documentation, support
files, and samples necessary to enable use of FSR technology
Detailed information about FSR is available
in the documentation included with the FSR Developer Kit.
A recent version of this documentation can also be browsed online.
Pismo FSR Documentation.
Applications for FSR include:
- Cross platform file systems
FSR enables development of local and network file systems
that are portable to Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Self mounting installers
Software installation packages can execute and install
without first decompressing to a temporary location on the
- Self mounting applications
Applications can be packaged with resource files and support
libraries into a single executable file.
- Content management
Applications can utilize a variety of content protection
mechanisms, without losing the ability to internally
access content files through the file system.
- Resource file access
Games can package thousands of resource files into a
single archive, yet still access resources through the
- Data archiving and indexing
Archive files can be searched and accessed using any tools
that are designed to work with the file system.
- Encrypted and compressed folders
Encrypted and/or compressed folders can be created that
exist as simple files while locked, but become file
system folders when unlocked. Contents can be viewed,
edited, and executed, without copying to unprotected
- On the fly media format conversion
Video and audio can be dynamically converted to an
alternate format and used by any media player or
- Media file organization
Meta data in media files can be used to create alternate
virtual file system views, while allowing the files
to be accessed through the alternate view by any media
player or processing application.
- Database access
Large database records, such as images, can be exposed
through the file system.