Pismo File Mount
Pismo File Mount is an operating system extension that enables
application controlled virtual and user mode file systems.
Using Pismo File Mount, applications can expose all kinds of
program and user data through the file system interface.
Pismo File Mount Audit Package
showcases the functionality provided by the Pismo File Mount
Pismo File Mount is licensed for use in all types of
applications. Refer to
Pismo File Mount Licensing
for information regarding distribution, support, and
Developer Kit and Documentation
The Pismo File Mount Developer Kit is available on the
download page. This kit includes the documentation, support
files, and samples necessary to enable use of PFM technology
Detailed information about Pismo File Mount is available
in the documentation included with the Pismo File Mount
Developer Kit. A recent version of this documentation can also
be browsed online.
Pismo File Mount Documentation.
Applications for Pismo File Mount include:
- Portable file systems
PFM 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
An application 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
- Video and audio disc image access
Video and audio in CD and DVD images can be accessed in
place by any media player.
- 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.