CFileFind FindFile() function

Posted on 1998-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
How do I locate:
1.  A directory by name somewhere off the root, i.e. "C:\\*\*anywhere*\\DirectoryNameWIthUnknownLocation
2.  A specific filename in an unknown subdirectory, i.e. "FileWIthUnknownLocation.BIN"
with both searches starting at the root directory of a hard drive (not Internet)
Question by:CelebrationOfSpirit
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Tommy Hui earned 50 total points
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You're going to have to use a recursive directory search that looks something like this:

char* MyFindFile(char* root, char* name, BOOL isDir)
  if (isDir)
    dir = forEachDirInRoot(root)
      if (Matches(dir, name))
        return root + dir;
        return MyFindFile(root + dir, name, isDir);
    file = forEachFileInRoot(root);
      if (Matches(file, name))
        return root + file;
    // not in this dir
    dir = forEachDirInRoot(root)
      return MyFindFile(root + dir, name, isDir);
  return NULL;

Note that this is pseudocode, but it would be coded like that.

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