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PidTagProviderParentItemId Canonical Property

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Specifies an identifier for the parent of a folder or an item in a store.

Associated properties:




Data type:



MAPI non-transmittable

Store providers can specify a value for this property for a parent of a folder or an item, but should keep the value the same between sessions. Store providers use this property to identify search results returned from a search engine.

Header Files


Provides data type definitions.


Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

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