Where to put on windows an option file accessable for all users?

G.W.Gaich gWolfgang at gaich.de
Tue Jul 7 04:52:39 EDT 2015

Hello Tiemo,

you can use the public folder . Have a look here:

(e.g. specialFolderPath("0x002E") is C:/Users/Public/Documents


Am 07.07.2015 um 10:12 schrieb Tiemo Hollmann TB:
> Hello,
> I have an option file, which should be read/writable for all users.
> The only path I found is specialFolderPath("sdat"), which is e.g. on Win 7
> "C:\ProgramData"
> But this directory has write restrictions and usually, when updating a file
> in this directory it gets virtualized since Win Vista in:
> "C:\Users\<MyUser>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData" which results in
> that behavior, that every user has it's own copy of the original file. This
> happens though I am logged on as a user belonging to the admin group.
> On the other hand I have seen files which are being update in
> "C:\programData" without being virtualized and I don't know the difference,
> when the virtualization happens.
> 1.     Where do you put files, write accessable for all users on win?
> 2.     How do you handle this nasty virtualization?
> Thanks
> Tiemo
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