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Windows 7: Anyone with non-English Win7? I've a little question

21 Apr 2010   #1
xpmore

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Anyone with non-English Win7? I've a little question

I'm working on a tool called XP-More, which will help manage Windows 7 Virtual Machines. When run, the tool first tries to locate the Virtual Machines folder. I wasn't able to get the folder's location from the system, so I'm relying on the location of another system folder. My problem is that I don't know if the VM folder's name is always "Virtual machines", even on non-English installations.

So, if you have a non-English installation (pro and above), do you have the following folder:
C:\Users\<your user>\Virtual Machines ?
If not, is the Virtual Machine part translated to your language?

Thanks!


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21 Apr 2010   #2
Kari

 

As most of the folder names, Virtual Machines is also always in local language. For instance, the folder name in my different accounts is:
  • In Finnish: Näennäiskoneet
    • näennäis = virtual
    • koneet = machines
      Anyone with non-English Win7? I've a little question-vm_folder_finnish.png
  • In Swedish: Virtuella datorer
    • virtuella = virtual
    • datorer = computers
      Anyone with non-English Win7? I've a little question-vm_folder_swedish.png
  • In German: Virtuelle Computer
    • virtuelle = virtual
    • computer = computers
      Anyone with non-English Win7? I've a little question-vm_folder_german.png
Kari


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21 Apr 2010   #3
xpmore

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Thanks, Kari, though this is not the answer I was hoping to get...

Would you mind helping me out a bit?

Would it be possible for you to search the registry and look for values containing, say, the string Näennäiskoneet? I hope the VM's path would be defined somewhere in the registry, so I'll be able to get it from there.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xpmore View Post
Thanks, Kari, though this is not the answer I was hoping to get...

Would you mind helping me out a bit?

Would it be possible for you to search the registry and look for values containing, say, the string Näennäiskoneet? I hope the VM's path would be defined somewhere in the registry, so I'll be able to get it from there.
I dont think this is going to help you; I'm using an English Seven Enterprise with Finnish, Swedish and German language packs to allow user accounts in four different languages (see the attached screenshot of my logon screen, a pic explains it better than words).

The register values in my system are pointing to MuiCache locations, which IMO means that a native Finnish system would have this key in different places.

Anyway, the key @C:\Windows\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,-507 has a value Näennäiskoneet (Finnish for Virtual Machines) in following places:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\20C\70BC3220
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\20C\70BC3220
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2644251694-1381639486-471751829-1011\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\20C\70BC3220
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2644251694-1381639486-471751829-1011_Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\20C\70BC3220

Kari


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