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SetFileSecurity info  Overview  Group

The SetFileSecurity function sets the security of a file or directory object.

BOOL SetFileSecurity(

    LPCTSTR lpFileName,

// address of string for filename

    SECURITY_INFORMATION SecurityInformation,

// type of information to set

    PSECURITY_DESCRIPTOR pSecurityDescriptor 

// address of security descriptor



Points to a null-terminated string specifying the file or directory for which security is set.
Specifies a SECURITY_INFORMATION structure identifying the contents of the security descriptor pointed to by the pSecurityDescriptor parameter.
Points to a SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR structure.

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.


The SetFileSecurity function is successful only if the following conditions are met:

See Also

GetFileSecurity, SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR, SECURITY_INFORMATION, SetKernelObjectSecurity, SetPrivateObjectSecurity, SetUserObjectSecurity


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