Restoring deleted files

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    Restoring deleted files

    Hi all,

    Is there any windows API that helps in restoring deleted files?

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    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
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    calling a shell command to 'undelete' them ? other than that I didnt find anything but a callback function for notification when a fiel was being undeleted - UndeleteFile
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    "I Win!" by U. Lose vart's Avatar
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    I would start with the function
    SHGetKnownFolderIDList (FOLDERID_RecycleBinFolder ...)
    And see want can I do with the contents of the folder...
    To be or not to be == true

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    Can anybody provide me with some examples of using:

    1. SHGetKnownFolderIDList
    2. UnDeleteFile

    I have read the documentation and I think for any newbie in win-programming it will not be enough.

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    Registered User Queatrix's Avatar
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    I just threw this together, nothing fancy, and not tested...
    // Stuff...
    #define Report(x) MessageBox(NULL,x,"Report:",MB_ICONINFORMATION|MB_OK)
    char szPath[260];
    strcpy(szPath, "C:\\test.txt");
    // Delete file...
    if(0 != DeleteFile(szPath))
    Report("File deleted.");
    Report("Deletation of file failed.");
    // Restore file...
    if(IDOK == UndeleteFile(szPath))
    Report("File undeleted.");
    Report("Restoration of file failed.");

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    uh... did you even look at the posts above/MSDN?
    As Abach said, it is a callback function for the File Manager and has two arguments (none of which are "szPath" or anything even remotely close to what you suggested above).

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