PathUnmakeSystemFolderW function (shlwapi.h)

Removes the attributes from a folder that make it a system folder. This folder must actually exist in the file system.


BOOL PathUnmakeSystemFolderW(
  [in] LPCWSTR pszPath


[in] pszPath


A pointer to a null-terminated string of maximum length MAX_PATH that contains the name of an existing folder that will have the system folder attributes removed.

Return value

Type: BOOL

Returns nonzero if successful, or zero otherwise.



The shlwapi.h header defines PathUnmakeSystemFolder as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlwapi.h
Library Shlwapi.lib
DLL Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)