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GetProfilesDirectory function

Retrieves the path to the root directory where user profiles are stored.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI GetProfilesDirectory(
  _Out_    LPTSTR lpProfilesDir,
  _Inout_  LPDWORD lpcchSize
);

Parameters

lpProfilesDir [out]

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a buffer that, when this function returns successfully, receives the path to the profiles directory. Set this value to NULL to determine the required size of the buffer.

lpcchSize [in, out]

Type: LPDWORD

Specifies the size of the lpProfilesDir buffer, in TCHARs.

If the buffer specified by lpProfilesDir is not large enough or lpProfilesDir is NULL, the function fails and this parameter receives the necessary buffer size, including the terminating null character.

Return value

Type: BOOL

TRUE if successful; otherwise, FALSE. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

The following is an example of the path returned by GetProfilesDirectory in Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings

The following is an example of the path returned by GetProfilesDirectory in Windows 7:

C:\Users

To obtain the paths of subdirectories of this directory, use the SHGetFolderPath (Windows XP and earlier) or SHGetKnownFolderPath (Windows Vista) function.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Userenv.h

Library

Userenv.lib

DLL

Userenv.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

GetProfilesDirectoryW (Unicode) and GetProfilesDirectoryA (ANSI)

See also

User Profiles Overview
User Profiles Reference
GetAllUsersProfileDirectory
GetDefaultUserProfileDirectory
GetUserProfileDirectory

 

 

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