SetupRemoveFromSourceListA function (setupapi.h)

[This function is available for use in the operating systems indicated in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. SetupAPI should no longer be used for installing applications. Instead, use the Windows Installer for developing application installers. SetupAPI continues to be used for installing device drivers.]

The SetupRemoveFromSourceList function removes a value from the list of installation sources for either the current user or the system. The system and user lists are merged at run time.

A caller of this function is required have administrative privileges, otherwise the function fails.


WINSETUPAPI BOOL SetupRemoveFromSourceListA(
  [in] DWORD Flags,
  [in] PCSTR Source


[in] Flags

Specifies which source to remove from the list. This parameter can be any combination of the following values.


Remove the source to the per-system list. The caller must be an administrator.


Remove the source to the per-user list.


If the caller is an administrator, the source is removed from the per-system list; if the caller is not an administrator, the source is removed from the per-user list for the current user.

Note  If a temporary list is currently in use (see SetupSetSourceList), the preceding flags are ignored and the source is removed from the temporary list.


Remove all subdirectories of the source.

[in] Source

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the source to remove from the list.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a nonzero value.

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



The setupapi.h header defines SetupRemoveFromSourceList as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header setupapi.h
Library Setupapi.lib
DLL Setupapi.dll

See also