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4:29 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member drdoc is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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)

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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)

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That's what I assume too ... But I wanted to make sure. :)
10:43 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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.

Kaled.