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Hello Everyone,

Is there a way to find out if a selected folder is shared?

From the command prompt I can run "NET VIEW \\LOCALHOST" which shows me the folders that are shared. I'm wondering if I can do this through AutoIT... so if I select a directory using TreeView, it first checks if the folder is shared over the network.

Not quite sure if that's quite enough explanation. Anyhow, if someone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it!!!

Thank you .. :mellow::) :) :blink::):party:

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One way would be _Net_Share_ShareGetInfo() but that assumes you know the name of the share (it doesn't have to match the folder name).

Better would be using the WinAPIEx.au3 UDF function _WinAPI_ShellGetFileInfo() to get the $tSHFILEINFO struct, and pull the "Attributes" field out of that, then check it for the SFGAO_SHARE bit. This way you can check a given folder without having to guess what the shared name might have been:

#include <WinAPIEx.au3>

Global Const $SFGAO_SHARE = 0x00020000

$sFolder = "C:\Temp"
$tSHFILEINFO = DllStructCreate($tagSHFILEINFO)
_WinAPI_ShellGetFileInfo($sFolder, $SHGFI_ATTRIBUTES, 0, $tSHFILEINFO)
$iAttributes = DllStructGetData($tSHFILEINFO, "Attributes")
If BitAND($iAttributes, $SFGAO_SHARE) Then
    ConsoleWrite("Attributes = 0x" & Hex($iAttributes) & "; Shared!" & @LF)
    ConsoleWrite("Attributes = 0x" & Hex($iAttributes) & "; NOT Shared!" & @LF)


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Thank you for the great insight! :mellow: This works great Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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