get specialFolderpath(26)

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Oct 15 15:34:00 EDT 2002

> There is a potential problem here if you need to write data to this
> folder and your app is installed in the Program Files folder. Under
> XP (and Win 2000 ??), a "plain user" doesn't have sufficient rights
> to write to the Program Files directory. Of course, such a user can't
> install the application in that location to start with.  But if the
> machine Adminstrator (Sys Admin, big sister, etc.) installs the app
> with the intention that other users can run it, things could get
> messy. Also, if multiple users are using the app, and you want to
> save user settings, you need to keep user settings separate. That's
> why those Application Data folders are provided.

There's also the Windows registry to consider...


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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