GetAllUsersProfileDirectoryA function

Retrieves the path to the root of the directory that contains program data shared by all users.

Syntax

USERENVAPI BOOL GetAllUsersProfileDirectoryA(
  LPSTR   lpProfileDir,
  LPDWORD lpcchSize
);

Parameters

lpProfileDir

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a buffer that, when this function returns successfully, receives the path. Set this value to NULL to determine the required size of the buffer, including the terminating null character.

lpcchSize

Type: LPDWORD

A pointer to the size of the lpProfileDir buffer, in TCHARs.

If the buffer specified by lpProfileDir is not large enough or lpProfileDir is NULL, the function fails and this parameter receives the necessary buffer size, including the terminating null character.

Return Value

Type: BOOL

TRUE if successful; otherwise, FALSE. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

The following is an example of the path returned by GetAllUsersProfileDirectory in Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

The following is an example of the path returned by GetAllUsersProfileDirectory in Windows 7:

C:\ProgramData

To obtain the paths of subdirectories of this directory, use the SHGetFolderPath (Windows XP and earlier) or SHGetKnownFolderPath (Windows Vista) function.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only] Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header userenv.h
Library Userenv.lib
DLL Userenv.dll

See Also

GetDefaultUserProfileDirectory

GetProfilesDirectory

GetUserProfileDirectory

User Profiles Overview

User Profiles Reference