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How to retrieve information about the file system and volume associated with the specified root directory (GetVolumeInformation function)

Posted by Karthick P.K on May 30, 2010

#include <windows.h> 
#include <winbase.h> 
#include <iostream> 
using namespace std;

void main()

  bool x=0;    
  char lpVolumeNameBuffer[1000];
  DWORD nVolumeNameSize;
  DWORD lpVolumeSerialNumber;
  DWORD lpMaximumComponentLength;
  DWORD lpFileSystemFlags;
  char lpFileSystemNameBuffer[1000];
  DWORD nFileSystemNameSize;
  char a[100];
  cout<<"A trailing backslash is required when you enter diskname. For example, you specify \\\\MyServer\\\MyShare as \\\\MyServer\\MyShare\\ or\n the C drive as C:\\";

   cout<<"\n"<<"Enter the Disk:";
   nVolumeNameSize= sizeof( (TCHAR) (lpVolumeNameBuffer))+1;
   nFileSystemNameSize=sizeof( (TCHAR) (lpFileSystemNameBuffer))+1;
  x= GetVolumeInformation((LPCSTR)&a, (LPSTR) lpVolumeNameBuffer,256,&lpVolumeSerialNumber,&lpMaximumComponentLength,&lpFileSystemFlags,(LPSTR) lpFileSystemNameBuffer,256);

            if (x==0)

                int e=GetLastError();
                printf ( "Error getting volume information, Error ID:");
                printf ("%d",e);



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“Value cannot be null” when i connect SQL Server from SSMS

Posted by Karthick P.K on May 26, 2010

I get this below when I connect to SQL Server using SSMS…… What should i do?


Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: viewInfo (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlStudio.Explorer)


Right click SSMS   “run as administrator”   🙂

If the “run as administrator doesn’t resolve the problem verify if %Temp% environment variable to set properly for the logged on widows account

If %Temp% is not set properly in environment variables we might end up with error.

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