IStorage::Revert method (objidl.h)

The Revert method discards all changes that have been made to the storage object since the last commit operation.


HRESULT Revert();

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description
S_OK The revert operation was successful.
E_PENDING Asynchronous Storage only: Part or all of the storage's data is currently unavailable.
STG_E_INSUFFICIENTMEMORY The revert operation could not be completed due to a lack of memory.
STG_E_TOOMANYOPENFILES The revert operation could not be completed because there are too many open files.
STG_E_REVERTED The storage object has been invalidated by a revert operation above it in the transaction tree.


For storage objects opened in transacted mode, the IStorage::Revert method discards any uncommitted changes to this storage object or changes that have been committed to this storage object from nested elements.

After this method returns, any existing elements (substorages or streams) that were opened from the reverted storage object are invalid and can no longer be used. Specifying these reverted elements in any call except IUnknown::Release returns the error STG_E_REVERTED

This method has no effect on storage objects opened in direct mode.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header objidl.h
Library Uuid.lib
DLL Ole32.dll

See also

IStorage - Compound File Implementation