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GetCompressedFileSize function

Retrieves the actual number of bytes of disk storage used to store a specified file. If the file is located on a volume that supports compression and the file is compressed, the value obtained is the compressed size of the specified file. If the file is located on a volume that supports sparse files and the file is a sparse file, the value obtained is the sparse size of the specified file.

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

Syntax


DWORD WINAPI GetCompressedFileSize(
  _In_       LPCTSTR lpFileName,
  _Out_opt_  LPDWORD lpFileSizeHigh
);

Parameters

lpFileName [in]

The name of the file.

Do not specify the name of a file on a nonseeking device, such as a pipe or a communications device, as its file size has no meaning.

lpFileSizeHigh [out, optional]

The high-order DWORD of the compressed file size. The function's return value is the low-order DWORD of the compressed file size.

This parameter can be NULL if the high-order DWORD of the compressed file size is not needed. Files less than 4 gigabytes in size do not need the high-order DWORD.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is the low-order DWORD of the actual number of bytes of disk storage used to store the specified file, and if lpFileSizeHigh is non-NULL, the function puts the high-order DWORD of that actual value into the DWORD pointed to by that parameter. This is the compressed file size for compressed files, the actual file size for noncompressed files.

If the function fails, and lpFileSizeHigh is NULL, the return value is INVALID_FILE_SIZE. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

If the return value is INVALID_FILE_SIZE and lpFileSizeHigh is non-NULL, an application must call GetLastError to determine whether the function has succeeded (value is NO_ERROR) or failed (value is other than NO_ERROR).

Remarks

An application can determine whether a volume is compressed by calling GetVolumeInformation, then checking the status of the FS_VOL_IS_COMPRESSED flag in the DWORD value pointed to by that function's lpFileSystemFlags parameter.

If the file is not located on a volume that supports compression or sparse files, or if the file is not compressed or a sparse file, the value obtained is the actual file size, the same as the value returned by a call to GetFileSize.

Symbolic link behavior—If the path points to a symbolic link, the function returns the file size of the target.

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)

Yes

SMB 3.0 with Scale-out File Shares (SO)

Yes

Cluster Shared Volume File System (CsvFS)

Yes

Resilient File System (ReFS)

Yes

 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

WinBase.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

GetCompressedFileSizeW (Unicode) and GetCompressedFileSizeA (ANSI)

See also

File Compression and Decompression
File Management Functions
GetCompressedFileSizeTransacted
GetFileSize
GetVolumeInformation
Symbolic Links

 

 

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