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Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

When using findfirstfile, it returns INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE, with getlasterror set to 183 (error_already_exists).

Can anyone explain what this error means in this context?

RE: Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

No such function: findfirstfile in Win API.
Get the code fragment, please...

RE: Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

Did you call FindClose prior to starting a 2nd search?

Chip H.

If you want to get the best response to a question, please read FAQ222-2244 first

RE: Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

the 2nd search handle on the same pattern is opened OK (I tested this case on Win NT WS before sent my post above).

RE: Findfirstfile gives getlasterror 183 (error_already_exists)

Apologies to all.

The tracing being used in my case (not the same as MSDN example) was overwriting the last error value.
The actual last error is now found to be 5 (ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED).
This makes sense.

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