IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetExcludeFile method (vsbackup.h)

The GetExcludeFile method obtains information about files that have been explicitly excluded from backup for a given writer.


HRESULT GetExcludeFile(
  [in]  UINT           iFile,
  [out] IVssWMFiledesc **ppFiledesc


[in] iFile

Index for an excluded file set. The value of this parameter is an integer from 0 to n–1 inclusive, where n is the total number of file sets explicitly excluded from the components of a given writer. The value of n is returned by IVssExamineWriterMetadata::GetFileCounts.

[out] ppFiledesc

Doubly indirect pointer to an IVssWMFiledesc object containing the file element information.

Return value

The following are the valid return codes for this method.

Value Meaning
Successfully returned a pointer to an IVssWMFiledesc interface.
One of the parameter values is not valid.
The caller is out of memory or other system resources.
The XML document is not valid. Check the event log for details. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.
The file set specified for exclusion does not exist.
Unexpected error. The error code is logged in the error log file. For more information, see Event and Error Handling Under VSS.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This value is not supported until Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. E_UNEXPECTED is used instead.


For more information on excluding files, see Exclude File List Specification.

The caller is responsible for calling IUnknown::Release to release the resources of the returned IVssWMFiledesc object.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vsbackup.h (include VsBackup.h, Vss.h, VsWriter.h)
Library VssApi.lib

See also