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how get path to MyDocuments folder

Posted on 2014-03-14
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hi
need to know how get path to MyDocuments folder using C++ ?  I'm not looking for syntax of VS but some thing that can be used in all IDE. I'll create binary file and will save it after creation in MyDocuments folder.
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Question by:mastiSoft
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by:Carl Tawn
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You could try the following:
CHAR folder_path[MAX_PATH];
HRESULT result = SHGetFolderPath(NULL, CSIDL_PERSONAL, NULL, SHGFP_TYPE_CURRENT, folder_path);

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Remembering to include Windows.h and ShlObj.h.
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by:mastiSoft
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This is what I get
 error: C2664: 'SHGetFolderPathW' : cannot convert parameter 5 from 'CHAR [260]' to 'LPWSTR'
Types pointed to are unrelated; conversion requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
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by:mastiSoft
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#include <iostream>
#include <Windows.h>
#include <shlobj.h>
using namespace std;


#pragma comment(lib, "shell32.lib")

int main()
{
CHAR folder_path[MAX_PATH];
HRESULT result = SHGetFolderPath(NULL, CSIDL_PERSONAL, NULL, SHGFP_TYPE_CURRENT, folder_path);


    return 0;
}

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Why this not works?
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Carl Tawn earned 285 total points
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Try like this instead:
#include <iostream>
#include <Windows.h>
#include <shlobj.h>
using namespace std;


#pragma comment(lib, "shell32.lib")

int main()
{
CHAR folder_path[MAX_PATH];
HRESULT result = SHGetFolderPathA(NULL, CSIDL_PERSONAL, NULL, SHGFP_TYPE_CURRENT, folder_path);

return 0;
}

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by:mastiSoft
ID: 39929743
Thank you now it works and return path. the only difference I can see is SHGetFolderPathA.
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