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FtpGetCurrentDirectory function

Retrieves the current directory for the specified FTP session.


BOOL FtpGetCurrentDirectory(
  _In_     HINTERNET hConnect,
  _Out_    LPTSTR lpszCurrentDirectory,
  _Inout_  LPDWORD lpdwCurrentDirectory


hConnect [in]

Handle to an FTP session.

lpszCurrentDirectory [out]

Pointer to a null-terminated string that receives the absolute path of the current directory.

lpdwCurrentDirectory [in, out]

Pointer to a variable that specifies the length of the buffer, in TCHARs. The buffer length must include room for a terminating null character. Using a length of MAX_PATH is sufficient for all paths. When the function returns, the variable receives the number of characters copied into the buffer.

Return value

Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise. To get a specific error message, call GetLastError.


If the lpszCurrentDirectory buffer is not large enough, lpdwCurrentDirectory receives the number of bytes required to retrieve the full, current directory name.

Like all other aspects of the WinINet API, this function cannot be safely called from within DllMain or the constructors and destructors of global objects.

Note  WinINet does not support server implementations. In addition, it should not be used from a service. For server implementations or services use Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP).


Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server







Unicode and ANSI names

FtpGetCurrentDirectoryW (Unicode) and FtpGetCurrentDirectoryA (ANSI)

See also

FTP Sessions
WinINet Functions



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