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FindFirstFileNameW function

Creates an enumeration of all the hard links to the specified file. The FindFirstFileNameW function returns a handle to the enumeration that can be used on subsequent calls to the FindNextFileNameW function.

To perform this operation as a transacted operation, use the FindFirstFileNameTransactedW function.

Syntax


HANDLE WINAPI FindFirstFileNameW(
  _In_     LPCWSTR lpFileName,
  _In_     DWORD dwFlags,
  _Inout_  LPDWORD StringLength,
  _Inout_  PWCHAR LinkName
);

Parameters

lpFileName [in]

The name of the file.

dwFlags [in]

Reserved; specify zero (0).

StringLength [in, out]

The size of the buffer pointed to by the LinkName parameter, in characters. If this call fails and the error returned from the GetLastError function is ERROR_MORE_DATA (234), the value that is returned by this parameter is the size that the buffer pointed to by LinkName must be to contain all the data.

LinkName [in, out]

A pointer to a buffer to store the first link name found for lpFileName.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a search handle that can be used with the FindNextFileNameW function or closed with the FindClose function.

If the function fails, the return value is INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE (0xffffffff). To get extended error information, call the GetLastError function.

Remarks

In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this function is supported by the following technologies.

TechnologySupported

Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol

Yes

SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover (TFO)

No

SMB 3.0 with Scale-out File Shares (SO)

No

Cluster Shared Volume File System (CsvFS)

Yes

Resilient File System (ReFS)

Yes

 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

Header

WinBase.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

See also

File Management Functions
FindClose
FindFirstFileNameTransactedW
FindNextFileNameW

 

 

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