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"?
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. :)
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.