Recommended Windows location for a text file
kmajor at metascape.org
Mon Jan 21 10:37:01 CST 2002
> Where is the recommended location to place a very small "preferences" text
> file on a Windows box? I'd prefer not to ask the user about it. It contains
> only their CD drive letter and a serial number.
> Richard Miller
i would suggest some subfolder of the windows folder.
e.g SYSTEM, there are about 1000 to 2000 files, so one more or less
won't make the difference :-)
-> specialfolderpath(system) & "SYSTEM"
And it is unlikely that average pc-user will ever take a look in that
(It is frightening for a power-user, too ;-)
Hint: Give your file a strange name like "iso_443_ad_tz.ini"...
Know what i mean ? ;-)
BTW: to be used in MC, text-files do not have to have the extension .txt !!!
Take .ini or .prf.
Might also prevent users from doubleclicking that file.
Hope that helps.
Klaus Major <kmajor at metascape.org>
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