Deleting files on Vista
kray at sonsothunder.com
Fri Jun 29 17:55:11 EDT 2007
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:00:29 -0400, Shari wrote:
> Not there, nope. I was under the impression that this folder is no
> longer writeable. The main app goes there, but none of the files
> that require writeability.
Well, you can *install* there, but once installed you can't write back
to the file(s) in the Program Files folder, so Vista copies the file to
the VirtualStore and makes the change on *that* file instead.
> So using your example above as a template, I should be able to create
> a series of VirtualStore paths to check? So if the path to the real
> prefs file was:
> C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application
> The virtual path (with no returns) would be:
> Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/<APPNAME>/
Actually, I don't think that the All Users/Application Data folder is
virtualized (but I could be wrong). I've only seen this with Program
Files and registry entries so far.
> Would it also create the folder I created to put the prefs in? Or
> would it just create the prefs files?
It would mimic the path you used in a relative way. That is, suppose
you installed a file in Program Files/MyApp/Support/MyFile.txt. When
you went to write the file, it would be virtualized to
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