# 2.5.3.4 WIN32_FIND_DATAA

WIN32_FIND_DATAA

## Declaration

typedef struct _WIN32_FIND_DATAA {
DWORD dwFileAttributes;
FILETIME ftCreationTime;
FILETIME ftLastAccessTime;
FILETIME ftLastWriteTime;
DWORD nFileSizeHigh;
DWORD nFileSizeLow;
DWORD dwReserved0;
DWORD dwReserved1;
char   cFileName[ MAX_PATH ];
char   cAlternateFileName[ 14 ];
} WIN32_FIND_DATAA

## Members

dwFileAttributes
Specifies the file attributes of the file found. This member can be one or more of the following values.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE The file or directory is an archive file or directory. Applications use this attribute to mark files for backup or removal.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_COMPRESSED The file or directory is compressed. For a file, this means that all of the data in the file is compressed. For a directory, this means that compression is the default for newly created files and subdirectories.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY The handle identifies a directory.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ENCRYPTED The file or directory is encrypted. For a file, this means that all data in the file is encrypted. For a directory, this means that encryption is the default for newly created files and subdirectories.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_HIDDEN The file or directory is hidden. It is not included in an ordinary directory listing.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL The file or directory has no other attributes set. This attribute is valid only if used alone.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE The file data is not immediately available. This attribute indicates that the file data has been physically moved to offline storage. This attribute is used by Remote Storage, the hierarchical storage management software in Windows 2000. Applications should not arbitrarily change this attribute.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY The file or directory is read-only. Applications can read the file but cannot write to it or delete it. In the case of a directory, applications cannot delete it.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_REPARSE_POINT The file has an associated reparse point.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_SPARSE_FILE The file is a sparse file.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_SYSTEM The file or directory is part of the operating system or is used exclusively by the operating system.
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY The file is being used for temporary storage. File systems attempt to keep all of the data in memory for quicker access, rather than flushing it back to mass storage. A temporary file should be deleted by the application as soon as it is no longer needed.
ftCreationTime
Specifies a FILETIME structure containing the time the file was created.
ftLastAccessTime
Specifies a FILETIME structure containing the time that the file was last accessed.
ftLastWriteTime
Specifies a FILETIME structure containing the time that the file was last written to.
nFileSizeHigh
Specifies the high-order DWORD value of the file size, in bytes.
nFileSizeLow
Specifies the low-order DWORD value of the file size, in bytes.
dwReserved0
If the dwFileAttributes member includes the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_REPARSE_POINT attribute, this member specifies the reparse tag. Otherwise, this value is undefined and should not be used.
dwReserved1
Reserved for future use.
cFileName
A null-terminated string that is the name of the file.
cAlternateFileName
A null-terminated string that is an alternative name for the file. This name is in the classic 8.3 (filename.ext) file name format.

## Remark

The WIN32_FIND_DATA structure describes a file found by the FindFirstFile, FindFirstFileEx, or FindNextFile function.