Place to stash a text file in Vista thats shared by all users?

Eric Chatonet eric.chatonet at sosmartsoftware.com
Thu Nov 1 05:55:26 EDT 2007


Hello,

Le 31 oct. 07 à 19:11, rgould8 at aol.com a écrit :

> Can anyone tell me if there's a directory somewhere in Windows  
> Vista that is accessible by all users of the PC?? I need to find a  
> place to stash a preference file for my app that can be accessed,  
> no matter which user is logged in.

specialFoderPath(35) (C:/ProgramData) seems the directory you need.
But don't use Program Files: any file modified in this directory  
would be virtualized by Vista :-(
Check http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/revolution/tips/env007.htm,  
a great article from Ken about virtualization.

Best regards from Paris,
Eric Chatonet.
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