I said in my last update that I was aware GSoC was coming to an end, but in truth I don't think I realized just how close the end was coming. I need to be completely finished in much less than a week from now!
Near the middle of the week, I was mostly finished with the code to create a new file record in memory. This progressed quickly, thanks to the time I put into diagnostic output and researching the file records that Windows creates. Here's a screenshot I took in the middle of the process: