FtpDeleteFileA function

Deletes a file stored on the FTP server.


BOOLAPI FtpDeleteFileA(
  HINTERNET hConnect,
  LPCSTR    lpszFileName



Handle returned by a previous call to InternetConnect using INTERNET_SERVICE_FTP.


Pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the name of the file to be deleted.

Return Value

Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise. To get a specific error message, call GetLastError.


The lpszFileName parameter can be either partially or fully qualified file names relative to the current directory.

Like all other aspects of the WinINet API, this function cannot be safely called from within DllMain or the constructors and destructors of global objects.

Note  WinINet does not support server implementations. In addition, it should not be used from a service. For server implementations or services use Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP).


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wininet.h
Library Wininet.lib
DLL Wininet.dll

See Also

FTP Sessions

WinINet Functions