Writing to $ALLUSERSPROFILE

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Mon Dec 11 09:00:36 EST 2006


Hi Mark,

> Working on a utility for Windows that writes to
>
>   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data

this (and the correct names for every language!) will be returned by  
using

  specialfolderpath(35)

> but it occurs to me that this would not work for non-English operating
> systems.  Three questions:
>
> - Can I use the environmental variable $ALLUSERSPROFILE with absolute
> confidence that it will resolve on all Windows operating systems?

No idea, sorry.

> - How do I write into the "Application Data" subdirectory? (i.e.  
> how do
> I anticipate the localized name?)

See above.

> - If I can't, then can I create a directory at the root of "All Users"
> with absolute confidence that I can do it on all systems?

See above :-)

Hope that helps.

> Thanks
>
> Mark Powell

Regads

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
http://www.major-k.de




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