Why doesn't SHGetKnownFolderPath return the customized path?
A customer reported that the
was not working correctly.
They moved their Videos folder to a new location,
but when they called
they got the old path rather than the new one.
A quick check of the code they provided showed why:
... SHGetKnownFolderPath(FOLDERID_Videos, KF_FLAG_DONT_VERIFY | KF_FLAG_DEFAULT_PATH, NULL, &pszPath);
Um, you’re passing the
That flag means
“Tell me where this folder would have been if its location had never been customized.”
if you pass this flag,
you have no right to complain that it’s returning
a path different from the customized path.
Because passing that flag means “I don’t want
the customized path.”