FtpRenameFileA function

Renames a file stored on the FTP server.


BOOLAPI FtpRenameFileA(
  HINTERNET hConnect,
  LPCSTR    lpszExisting,
  LPCSTR    lpszNew



Handle to an FTP session.


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


Pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the new name for the remote file.

Return Value

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


The lpszExisting and lpszNew parameters 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