Storing preferences data on Windows PCs

Ken Ray kray at
Mon Mar 6 01:05:09 EST 2006

On 3/5/06 11:39 PM, "Sarah Reichelt" <sarah.reichelt at> wrote:

>> CSIDL_APPDATA(0x001a)
>> 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).

Correct. If you want the Application Data folder for "All Users", you can
use specialFolderPath (35).

For a complete listing of the specialFolderPath codes and where they go,
take a look at this tip:

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
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Email: kray at

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