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# resolving network shortcut

Tahtu
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Tahtu Published in 2017-09-13 09:05:19Z
 I added some FTP servers via network shortcuts to windows. How can I get the FTP address via the WinAPI? With SHGetFolderPath / CSIDL_NETHOOD, I can get the location of the target.lnk file. But how can I get the FTP URL of that file? A "normal" .lnk file, I can resolve with this:  ShellLink := CreateComObject(CLSID_ShellLink) as IShellLink; ShellLink.QueryInterface(IPersistFile, PersistFile); PersistFile.Load('C:\Test.lnk', STGM_READ); ShellLink.Resolve(WindowHandle, 0); Filename[0] := #0; ShellLink.GetPath(PChar(@Filename[0]), Length(Filename), pfd, 0);  ... but this does not work for the Target.lnk files of the network shortcuts to ftp://host/ adresses.
Anders
2#
 IShellLink::GetPath is used to retrieve a file system path (only drive letter or UNC roots). This is not clear from the documentation but it uses SHGetPathFromIDListEx internally and MSDN has this to say about that function: Converts an item identifier list to a file system path If you want the raw shortcut target your best bet is usually IShellLink::GetIDList. You can get the parsing name by using SHGetNameFromIDList(..., SIGDN_DESKTOPABSOLUTEPARSING, ...) on the id-list.