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The PIDL Riddle - or: How to get my CSIDL_ back from the PIDL

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Hello

I'm using C++ Builder an Win.

Does any one know how to get a CSDIL_ from/over a PIDL?

Reason:
By browsing the (Deskop) Folder and showing the contents in a TreeView, I want to be able to exclude CSIDL_ADMINTOOLS, CSIDL_DRIVES, CSIDL_PRINTERS .... or even not from the TreeView.

If you have a nice CSIDL_, it is easy to get a good PIDL.
But what if you hav a PIDL and want to get the appropriate CSIDL_?

Can any one help me please?

Thanks in advance!
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It might also be worth while to look at :
    SHGetFileInfo Function
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762179(VS.85).aspx
You can pass it a PIDL and the flag SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME and perhaps work from that.

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To identify the folders on theyr path is the idea tht helps!

I'm using i.e.:
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation(NULL, CSIDL_BITBUCKET , &pidl)
and
GetDisplayName(desktops_ShellFolder, pidl, TRUE);
which returns something like
::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Thats the way to identify it later :-)

Thank a lot for bringing me on the right way! :-)


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Glad to help.  Thanks for the points and the grade.
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