Click Start, and type %AllUsersProfile%
The C:\ProgramData\TEMP, and folders your app can create in ProgramData, are
the places you are looking for.
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Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
"JohnNorth" <JohnNorth@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> What is the strategy under Vista to store system wide data for an
> I've encounter a problem moving my application from XP to Vista. The file
> virtualization didn't work for me as the program writing the file is a
> service and thus not interactive.
> I need a folder on the box that two applications can access. Is it just a
> case of keeping out of the new protected area's (e.g. program files) or is
> there a strategy for this. I don't want to store the files on a per user
> basis. These files are data files and not configuration files.