FindClose function

Closes a file search handle opened by the FindFirstFile, FindFirstFileEx, FindFirstFileNameW, FindFirstFileNameTransactedW, FindFirstFileTransacted, FindFirstStreamTransactedW, or FindFirstStreamW functions.

Syntax

BOOL FindClose(
  HANDLE hFindFile
);

Parameters

hFindFile

The file search handle.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

After the FindClose function is called, the handle specified by the hFindFile parameter cannot be used in subsequent calls to the FindNextFile, FindNextFileNameW, FindNextStreamW, or FindClose functions.

In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this function is supported by the following technologies.

Technology Supported
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
 

Examples

For an example, see Listing the Files in a Directory.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header fileapi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

File Management Functions

FindFirstFile

FindFirstFileEx

FindFirstFileNameTransactedW

FindFirstFileNameW

FindFirstFileTransacted

FindFirstStreamTransactedW

FindFirstStreamW

FindNextFile

FindNextFileNameW

FindNextStreamW