I'm trying to write a program which locates a text file in "my documents," and reads and displays what is on the file. I'm using the 2005 version of C++ and I might be using the wrong format. Thank you.
Check out the win32 api functions FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile(). They allow the program to iterate through all the files and directories in a folder. The compiler you are using will work well. When you create a new project you want to create a win32 console program, unless you want to add windows gui too, such as dialog boxes.