First of all, as far as I'm aware there is no such function as
. The function is GetPrivateProfileString
Secondly, both that function and WritePrivateProfileString
, as MSDN says, are "provided only for compatibility with 16-bit Windows-based applications.
" I cannot believe you are developing for 16-bit, so you should not be using these functions
As MSDN says, "Applications should store initialization information in the registry.
Read about RegSetValueEx
Alternatively, use an XML file like C# config files use (although, granted, that would be more work in C++).