Storing preferences data on Windows PCs

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Mon Mar 6 00:39:09 EST 2006

On 3/6/06, Terry Judd <tsj at> wrote:
> I've got the Mac side of things covered but where do people usually
> store user preferences on Window's PCs?
> Is (from the Microsoft Library)...
> Version 4.71. The file system directory that serves as a common
> repository for application-specific data. A typical path is
> C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data.

You can get it using: specialFolderPath(26)

This gives you the Application Data folder for the current user (I
think). Don't use specialFolderPath("Preferences") because on Windows,
this just gives you the root directory.


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