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Windows 7: Location for .ini files?

30 Nov 2011   #1
SueTw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit/ Ultimate
 
 
Location for .ini files?

I found a very old thread on the subject of locations for .ini files, but didn't quite answer fully.

I have an application (which we developed ourselves) that uses a .ini file, previously stored in the Windows folder. I understand that its not classed as a good idea and now Windows 7 has made it difficult to use that location now.

So rather than fight with windows, I'm giving in and changing the application to use a different location. Is there a suggested location for this to go? It needs to be a standard location on any machine. Would be good to get this right first time.. and may seem like one of my 'daft' questions


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30 Nov 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I think the best location for an .ini file would be either the program's own folder or the current user's AppData\Roaming folder.
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30 Nov 2011   #3
SueTw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit/ Ultimate
 
 

The downside of me using the user's folder is that not all machines will have the same user name, I can foresee a few issues there maybe. Will have to do a bit of delving into the windows function used currently I think to find out how much of a fight I'm getting myself into!
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30 Nov 2011   #4
SueTw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit/ Ultimate
 
 

Ok, thanks for your input Corazon, with discussions going on here too.. I've decided to change the way we do things with our software to approach this differently. Hopefully reducing the amount of code to be rewritten. May get away with consequent Windows versions causing a headache too now I have an idea where they are going with this.
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