Copying an entire directory

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    Copying an entire directory

    Maybe I didn't look hard enough but I couldn't find this from the search feature. I'm looking for a way to copy an entire directory ( i'll put the word folder here, so it'll be easier to search for ) using winAPI. Preferably it won't involve the horrible findfirst and findnext functions, I hate them.

    ...and how would I go about deleting an entire directory...?

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    I believe FindFirstFile and FindNextFile are your best way. They will tell you your subdirectories too so that you can copy those over as well. Sorry that you hate them so much

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    If you are using mingw or cygwin (i don't think this one will work on msvc++) try the attached code. Well try it even if you are using msvc, for the most part it should be ansi c.
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    thank's i'll have a look at that

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    Hehe woah.

    there's a problem with line 53:
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        strcpy(buffer, argv[0]);
    this erases the directory in which the program is running. I think it should be

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        strcpy(buffer, argv[1]);
    I guess it's lucky I backed up everything onto CD [for the first time in forever] yesterday, because I just lost my projects directory.

    lol

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    Heheh oops. I just remembered I sent you windel.c not wincpy.c. One was a program that I made for deleting windows directory (where I usually put the program) before re-installing windows. I must have deleted the other one, which was the one I meant to give you. Sorry about the mix up. The good news is that it only crawls upward through directories and won't delete parent directories.

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    Use SHFileOperation. It will copy entire directory trees using the windows shell.

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