IsNetDrive function

[This function is available through Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2003. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of Windows. Use GetDriveType or WNetGetConnection instead.]

Tests whether a drive is a network drive.


int IsNetDrive(
  int iDrive



Type: int

An integer that indicates which drive letter you want to test. Set it to 0 for A:, 1 for B:, and so on.

Return Value

Type: int

This function returns one of the following values.

Return value Description
The specified drive is not a network drive.
The specified drive is a network drive that is properly connected.
The specified drive is a network drive that is disconnected or in an error state.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlobj_core.h (include Shlobj.h)
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)