FindCloseChangeNotification function (fileapi.h)

Stops change notification handle monitoring.


BOOL FindCloseChangeNotification(
  [in] HANDLE hChangeHandle


[in] hChangeHandle

A handle to a change notification handle created by the FindFirstChangeNotification function.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


After the FindCloseChangeNotification function is called, the handle specified by the hChangeHandle parameter cannot be used in subsequent calls to either the FindNextChangeNotification or FindCloseChangeNotification function.

Change notifications can also be used in the wait functions.

In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this function is supported by the following technologies.

Technology Supported
Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol Yes
SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover (TFO) Yes
SMB 3.0 with Scale-out File Shares (SO) Yes
Cluster Shared Volume File System (CsvFS) See remark
Resilient File System (ReFS) Yes

Application might experience false positives on CsvFs pause/resume.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header fileapi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See also

Directory Management Functions