Specialfolderpath (26) and roaming
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Apr 18 21:29:09 EDT 2010
David Glasgow wrote:
> Hello folks,
> My platform specific saving data script now works fine.... thanks for
> the advice so far.
> However, I was thrown a bit because Specialfolderpath (26) on my
> Vista machine points to a folder ..../appdata/roaming
But it's inside your user folder. Pre-Vista, it points to the user data
in application data, and Vista + it points to the user data in
appdata/roaming. It's just a change in folder structure. Both places are
the approved location for storing user-specific data.
> As far as I can make out, if a user is logged into a server, this
> directory is saved there, and will be accessible whatever machine is
> subsequently used to log in. I have to say I don't quite understand
> how that would work in practice, because presumably each machine
> could have a different variant of appdata/roaming......
No, it should save to the local drive. SpecialFolderPath points to the
> Apart form not quite getting what is going on with the roaming thing,
> my questions are:
> 1/ Does Specialfolderpath (26) serve different purposes on other Win
No. Same thing.
> 2/ Does it matter that a standalone for a single user & non networked
> computer is saving information in the ..../appdata/roaming directory?
No. Both save to the local drive.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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