Storing preferences data on Windows PCs

Terry Judd tsj at
Mon Mar 6 05:17:24 EST 2006

Thanks Sarah.


> From: "Sarah Reichelt" <sarah.reichelt at>
> Date: 6 March 2006 4:39:09 PM GMT+11:00
> To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at>
> Subject: Re: Storing preferences data on Windows PCs
> Reply-To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>
> 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)...
>> 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). Don't use specialFolderPath("Preferences") because on Windows,
> this just gives you the root directory.
> Cheers,
> Sarah

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