FileEncryptionStatusA function

Retrieves the encryption status of the specified file.

Syntax

BOOL FileEncryptionStatusA(
  LPCSTR  lpFileName,
  LPDWORD lpStatus
);

Parameters

lpFileName

The name of the file.

lpStatus

A pointer to a variable that receives the encryption status of the file. This parameter can be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
FILE_ENCRYPTABLE
0
The file can be encrypted.

Home, Home Premium, Starter, and ARM Editions of Windows:  FILE_ENCRYPTABLE may be returned but EFS does not support encrypting files on these editions of Windows.

FILE_IS_ENCRYPTED
1
The file is encrypted.
FILE_READ_ONLY
8
The file is a read-only file.
FILE_ROOT_DIR
3
The file is a root directory. Root directories cannot be encrypted.
FILE_SYSTEM_ATTR
2
The file is a system file. System files cannot be encrypted.
FILE_SYSTEM_DIR
4
The file is a system directory. System directories cannot be encrypted.
FILE_SYSTEM_NOT_SUPPORT
6
The file system does not support file encryption.
FILE_UNKNOWN
5
The encryption status is unknown. The file may be encrypted.
FILE_USER_DISALLOWED
7
Reserved for future use.

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

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) No
SMB 3.0 with Scale-out File Shares (SO) No
Cluster Shared Volume File System (CsvFS) No
Resilient File System (ReFS) No
 

SMB 3.0 does not support EFS on shares with continuous availability capability.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows XP Professional [desktop apps only] Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winbase.h (include Windows.h)
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll

See Also

EncryptFile

File Encryption

File Management Functions