FSCTL_DELETE_REPARSE_POINT IOCTL (winioctl.h)

Deletes a reparse point from the specified file or directory. Using FSCTL_DELETE_REPARSE_POINT does not delete the file or directory.

To perform this operation, call the DeviceIoControl function with the following parameters.

BOOL DeviceIoControl(
  (HANDLE) hDevice,             // handle to file or directory
  FSCTL_DELETE_REPARSE_POINT,   // dwIoControlCode
  (LPVOID) lpInBuffer,          // input buffer
  (DWORD) nInBufferSize,        // size of input buffer
  NULL,                         // lpOutBuffer
  0,                            // nOutBufferSize
  (LPDWORD) lpBytesReturned,    // number of bytes returned
  (LPOVERLAPPED) lpOverlapped   // OVERLAPPED structure
);

Remarks

In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this code 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) No
Resilient File System (ReFS) Yes

CsvFs does not support reparse points.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header winioctl.h (include Windows.h)

See also