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Can't delete empty directory

Posted on 1998-02-13
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I've created a function that will delete recursively a directory tree; well that is what it is suppose to do. I am able to delete all the files within the directoy tree but I cannot delete the directories.

Here is the part of the code that is not working:

/* First I store the address\name of the current directory*/
CurrentDir=FileInfo->cFileName;            

/* Then I set that directory as the current directory to search recursively*/
SetCurrentDirectory(FileInfo->cFileName);

/* Recursive function that deletes the files and directories under the current directory*/
SearchDirectory(FileInfo);

/* After it returns I go back to the previous directory */                              
SetCurrentDirectory("..");

/* Then I attempt to delete the directory */
RemoveDirectory(CurrentDir.GetBuffer(1))


The RemoveDirectory() function returns an:

ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION

after I use GetLastError.


Is it that the directoy remains opened?

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Question by:santamaria
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mikeblas earned 50 total points
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Either that directory is the current directory for your process, or it is the current directory for some other process.  _any_ other process having a directory as the process current directory will prevent that directory from being deleted.

Check everything: the exploer, services, remote users logged into your machine.

Also, it's possible that you still have a file find handle open that's watching that directory. You didn't post all of your code, so I can't be more certain about that possibility.

.B ekiM


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by:santamaria
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Thanks, I was closing the FindFile handle at the wrong place.
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