file time changing help

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    file time changing help

    Well now I need to change the file time on a file.

    I got this code from msdn...

    Code:
    SetFileTime(
      HANDLE hFile,
      const FILETIME* lpCreationTime,
      const FILETIME* lpLastAccessTime,
      const FILETIME* lpLastWriteTime
    );
    Thats not hard to understand.

    but this is what I forgot how to do...

    Code:
    typedef struct _FILETIME {  DWORD dwLowDateTime;  DWORD dwHighDateTime;
    } FILETIME, *PFILETIME;
    Please help me.

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    Check this out and also follow the links. you should be able to find out how it works quite fast.

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    I'v been looking and reading that, but I am just not getting this.

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    Have you also checked to see what the SYSTEMTIME struct contains?? It really isnt hard with this function at all, just remember that LPFILETIME really is FILETIME*

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    I got this code now, it doesn't do anything but I get an error with it still.

    SetFileTime("test.txt",NULL,NULL,NULL);

    The error is

    9 C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\Desktop\File Time.cpp invalid conversion from `const void*' to `void*'

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    Code:
    SetFileTime(
      HANDLE hFile,
      const FILETIME* lpCreationTime,
      const FILETIME* lpLastAccessTime,
      const FILETIME* lpLastWriteTime
    );
    "test.txt" is not a HANDLE.

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    told you I forgot alot about c++, so...

    how would I go bout this?

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