How to find all files from a folder

29 10 2013

Sometimes we may need to find out all files belongs to a folder. How we will do it?


The FindFirstFile function opens a search handle and returns information about the first file with a name that matches the specified pattern. After the search handle is established, use the FindNextFile function to search for other files that match the same pattern.

void FindFilesFromFolder(CString p_strFolderPath, CStringArray* p_pFiles)
{
    HANDLE hFile = INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE;
    WIN32_FIND_DATA   FindFileData;
    CString strTemp;

    strTemp.Format(_T("%s\\%s"), p_strFolderPath, _T("\\*.*"));
    hFile = FindFirstFile(strTemp, &FindFileData);
    CString strFilePath;

    if (INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE != hFile) 
    {
        do
        {
            //Skip directories
            if (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY & FindFileData.dwFileAttributes)
                continue;

            strFilePath.Format(_T("%s\\%s"), p_strFolderPath, FindFileData.cFileName);
            p_pFiles->Add(strFilePath);
            strFilePath.Empty();            
        } while(FindNextFile(hFile, &FindFileData));

        FindClose(hFile);
    }    
}


Please give the exact file extension incase if you need to find out only files which has specific extension.

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