IMDSPObject::Rename (deprecated)

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This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

This topic documents a feature of the Windows Media Device Manager SDK. We recommend that you migrate your application to use the Windows Portable Devices API. For more information, see the Windows Portable Devices SDK.

The Rename method renames the associated object which can be a file or a folder.


  LPWSTR  pwszNewName,
  IWMDMProgress*  pProgress



[in]  Pointer to a wide-character null-terminated string to receive a new name for the object. For information on how to use the LPWSTR variable type, see the Windows documentation.


[in]  Pointer to an application-implemented IWMDMProgress interface that enables the application to receive progress notification for lengthy renaming operations.

Return Values

The method returns an HRESULT. All the interface methods in Windows Media Device Manager can return any of the following classes of error codes:

  • Standard COM error codes
  • Windows error codes converted to HRESULT values
  • Windows Media Device Manager error codes

For an extenstive list of possible error codes, see Error Codes.

Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return code Description
S_OK The method succeeded.
WMDM_E_BUSY The media device is busy.
WMDM_E_INTERFACEDEAD The file or folder was previously deleted.
WMDM_E_NOTSUPPORTED Renaming is not supported by this storage device.
E_INVALIDARG The pwszNewName parameter is an invalid or NULL pointer.
E_FAIL An unspecified error occurred.


This method is optional. For more information, see Mandatory and Optional Interfaces.


Header: Defined in mswmdm.h.

Library: mssachlp.lib

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