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PidTagServiceDeleteFiles Canonical Property

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Contains a list of filenames that are to be deleted when the message service is uninstalled.

Associated properties:




Data type:



MAPI profile

The filenames in the list contained in these properties are deleted from the computer when using the control panel to uninstall the message service. Do not include in the list any DLL that supports multiple message services, or additional message services could be inadvertently removed.

MAPI works only with filenames, and other strings passed to it, in the ANSI character set. Applications that use filenames in an OEM character set must convert them to ANSI before calling MAPI.

Header Files


Provides data type definitions.


Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

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