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Windows 7: Application Data in XP Mode

18 Jan 2010   #1

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Application Data in XP Mode

I have two programs that are only compatible with XP. I have installed them in VISTA and on Windows 7 in XP mode. I get the same error when running the applications. It says it can't find the application info (ex. c:/docs and sets/all users/appdata/program/file). my question is....Where is that REALLY stored on the hard drive? Why doesn't this work out of the box? Please help any suggestions welcomed.


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19 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7
 
 

perhaps, your programs hardcoded those paths? on Vista and Windows 7, those paths are no longer exists, it changes to something like c:\users\All Users\....

I also noted that you have slash '/' in the path, on windows, it's supposed to be back slash '\'. Are those apps ported from Unix?
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20 Jan 2010   #3

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i was just punching that my mistake. i confuse the two all the time. as for the program app data, on a normal xp system the app data folder i assume would already be there and these programs would insert whatever files they needed stored there. on the VM side for Windows 7 i dont have those folders.
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