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The SetCurrentDirectory function changes the current directory for the current process.

BOOL SetCurrentDirectory(

    LPCTSTR lpPathName 

// address of name of new current directory



Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the path to the new current directory. This parameter may be a relative path or a fully qualified path. In either case, the fully qualified path of the specified directory is calculated and stored as the current directory.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Each process has a single current directory made up of two parts:

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