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French OS

 4:29 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

In a French version of Windows, are there any important changes to file paths one should be aware of? For example, is "Program Files" still "C:\Program Files"? And, is "Documents and Settings" still "C:\Documents and Settings"?



 5:28 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have C:\Program Files and "C:\Documents and Settings" here on Windows 2000 Pro (French Canadian) - I am pretty certain that those directories are always named in English in all versions in the default installation. :)


 5:40 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

That's what I assume too ... But I wanted to make sure. :)


 10:43 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I didn't have time to install the French version, but in Japanese and Chinese the path names are the same.


 8:12 pm on Mar 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

You should not assume that any folders are either named or located where you expect them. For instance, my "program files" folder is located on the F: drive for Win2000 and G: drive for WinXP. Also different windows versions use different locations for some folders.

I think folder locations are stored in the registry but I use the API functions SHGetSpecialFolderLocation and SHGetPathFromIDList.


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