The FindNextFile function continues a file search from a previous call to the FindFirstFile function.

BOOL FindNextFile(
  HANDLE hFindFile,  // handle to search
  LPWIN32_FIND_DATA lpFindFileData 
                     // pointer to structure for data on found file


A search handle returned by a previous call to the FindFirstFile function.
Pointer to the WIN32_FIND_DATA structure that receives information about the found file or subdirectory. The structure can be used in subsequent calls to FindNextFile to refer to the found file or directory.

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. If no matching files can be found, the GetLastError function returns ERROR_NO_MORE_FILES.


The FindNextFile function searches for files by name only; it cannot be used for attribute-based searches.


  Windows NT: Requires version 3.1 or later.
  Windows: Requires Windows 95 or later.
  Windows CE: Requires version 1.0 or later.
  Header: Declared in winbase.h.
  Import Library: Use kernel32.lib.
  Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT.

See Also

File I/O Overview, File Functions, FindClose, FindFirstFile, GetFileAttributes, SetFileAttributes, WIN32_FIND_DATA