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GetDiskFreeSpace function

Retrieves information about the specified disk, including the amount of free space on the disk.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI GetDiskFreeSpace(
  _In_   LPCTSTR lpRootPathName,
  _Out_  LPDWORD lpSectorsPerCluster,
  _Out_  LPDWORD lpBytesPerSector,
  _Out_  LPDWORD lpNumberOfFreeClusters,
  _Out_  LPDWORD lpTotalNumberOfClusters
);

Parameters

lpRootPathName [in]

The root directory of the disk for which information is to be returned. If this parameter is NULL, the function uses the root of the current disk. If this parameter is a UNC name, it must include a trailing backslash (for example, "\\MyServer\MyShare\"). Furthermore, a drive specification must have a trailing backslash (for example, "C:\"). The calling application must have FILE_LIST_DIRECTORY access rights for this directory.

lpSectorsPerCluster [out]

A pointer to a variable that receives the number of sectors per cluster.

lpBytesPerSector [out]

A pointer to a variable that receives the number of bytes per sector.

lpNumberOfFreeClusters [out]

A pointer to a variable that receives the total number of free clusters on the disk that are available to the user who is associated with the calling thread.

If per-user disk quotas are in use, this value may be less than the total number of free clusters on the disk.

lpTotalNumberOfClusters [out]

A pointer to a variable that receives the total number of clusters on the disk that are available to the user who is associated with the calling thread.

If per-user disk quotas are in use, this value may be less than the total number of clusters on the disk.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

The GetDiskFreeSpaceEx function lets you avoid some of the arithmetic that is required by the GetDiskFreeSpace function.

Symbolic link behavior—If the path points to a symbolic link, the operation is performed on the target.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

FileAPI.h (include Windows.h);
WinBase.h on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (include Windows.h)

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

GetDiskFreeSpaceW (Unicode) and GetDiskFreeSpaceA (ANSI)

See also

Disk Management Functions
GetDiskFreeSpaceEx
GetDriveType

 

 

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