SHCreateDirectory function

[SHCreateDirectory is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.]

Creates a new file system folder.

Syntax

int SHCreateDirectory(
  HWND   hwnd,
  PCWSTR pszPath
);

Parameters

hwnd

Type: HWND

A handle to a parent window. This parameter can be set to NULL if no user interface is displayed.

pszPath

Type: PCWSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated Unicode string that contains the fully qualified path of the directory. This string should have no more than MAX_PATH characters, including the terminating null character.

Return value

Type: int

Returns ERROR_SUCCESS if successful. If the operation fails, other error codes can be returned, including those listed here. For values not specifically listed, see System Error Codes.

Return code Description
ERROR_BAD_PATHNAME
The pszPath parameter was set to a relative path.
ERROR_FILENAME_EXCED_RANGE
The path pointed to by pszPath is too long.
ERROR_FILE_EXISTS
The directory exists.
ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS
The directory exists.
ERROR_CANCELLED
The user canceled the operation.

Remarks

This function creates a file system folder whose fully qualified path is given by pszPath. If one or more of the intermediate folders do not exist, it creates them.

To set security attributes on a new folder, use SHCreateDirectoryEx.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlobj_core.h (include Shlobj.h)
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)

See also

SHCreateDirectoryEx