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

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!
hasnpapaAsked:
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DanRollinsCommented:
For Windows Vista, you can use:
SHGetKnownFolderIDList Function
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762187(VS.85).aspx

(what they call a "KNOWNFOLDERID" is just a CSIDL_xxxx value)
For earlier OSes:
I've never tried it, but it seems possible that you could get the filesystem path for the items you need to exclude, then compare the filesystem path of the PIDLs that you have.
    SHGetSpecialFolderLocation
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762203(VS.85).aspx
    SHGetSpecialFolderPath
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762204(VS.85).aspx
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DanRollinsCommented:
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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hasnpapaAuthor Commented:
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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DanRollinsCommented:
Glad to help.  Thanks for the points and the grade.
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