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The GetExpandedName function retrieves the original name of a compressed file, if the file was compressed by using the Microsoft File Compression Utility (COMPRESS.EXE) and the /r option was specified.

INT GetExpandedName(

    LPTSTR lpszSource,

// address of name of compressed file

    LPTSTR lpszBuffer 

// address of buffer for original filename



Points to a string that specifies the name of a compressed file.
Points to a buffer that receives the name of the compressed file.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is 1.

If the function fails, the return value is LZERROR_BADVALUE. There is no extended error information for this function; do not call GetLastError.

Note  GetExpandedName calls neither SetLastError nor SetLastErrorEx; thus, its failure does not affect a threadís last-error code.


The contents of the buffer pointed to by the lpszBuffer parameter is the original filename if the file was compressed by using the /r option. If the /r option was not used, this function duplicates the name in the lpszSource parameter into the lpszBuffer buffer.

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