MakeSureDirectoryPathExists function (dbghelp.h)

Creates all the directories in the specified path, beginning with the root.


BOOL IMAGEAPI MakeSureDirectoryPathExists(
  [in] PCSTR DirPath


[in] DirPath

A valid path name. If the final component of the path is a directory, not a file name, the string must end with a backslash (\) character.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If the function fails, the return value is FALSE. To retrieve extended error information, call GetLastError.


Each directory specified is created, if it does not already exist. If only some of the directories are created, the function will return FALSE.

This function does not support Unicode strings. To specify a Unicode path, use the SHCreateDirectoryEx function.

All DbgHelp functions, such as this one, are single threaded. Therefore, calls from more than one thread to this function will likely result in unexpected behavior or memory corruption. To avoid this, you must synchronize all concurrent calls from more than one thread to this function.


Requirement Value
Target Platform Windows
Header dbghelp.h
Library Dbghelp.lib
DLL Dbghelp.dll
Redistributable DbgHelp.dll 5.1 or later

See also

DbgHelp Functions