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Subject: RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a
Thread ID: 78978 Message ID: 79075 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 7 Category: Operating Systems
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 5:10:18 PM         
   



> Ilya,
> I typically start with three locations for data:
> 1 Global data (the database) will normally sit on a server or at least, on a shared dir on one computer.
> 2 Machine specific data will normally sit in an app specific dir in the client's C:\ dir.
> 3 User specific data will normally sit in a folder in Documents and settings\Username.
>
> I typically create these directories at setup, but depending on your users's rights, you could do this in a NextRun.prg that fires when the user next accesses your app.
>
> If I need a temp dir, I don't interfere with the Win temp dir, but rather, I will create it as a subdir in c:\MyApp\MachineAppData or in Documents and settings\UserName\MyApp\UserAppData
>
> You could try something like this. It doesn't sound as if you need to go to a userappdata dir - a MachineAppData folder should do it for you. This keeps your data out of the SysAdmin's clearing schedule and at the same time, you always know where to find this data. Note that for machine specific data, you might need to assign "Authorized Users" or better still "MyApp Users" rights to this dir. If your sys admin wants to get totally stupid on this, you can have him grant "ThisMachine Users" rights to this dir.
>
> Ken


Hi, Ken!

That's that 3rd case where I hit the snag. I try to do exactly that: find UserProfile folder, which is pertinent to/present on WinNT since ver. 4.0. The problem is that NT4's API has no means for detecting this folder, neither does (non-upgradeable) Shell32.DLL ver. 4.00.
That is unless I am missing something - am I?

WAW: Is there any API function in NT4 that I can use to obtain the path to the UserProfile folder in WinNT 4.0?

Regards,

Ilya

ENTIRE THREAD

Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/11/2005 6:50:03 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 10/11/2005 8:35:00 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/11/2005 9:27:25 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 10/11/2005 9:46:02 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/11/2005 10:33:30 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ken Murphy @ 10/12/2005 2:16:46 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/12/2005 5:10:18 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ken Murphy @ 10/12/2005 9:23:13 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/12/2005 9:33:01 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ken Murphy @ 10/12/2005 9:54:45 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/13/2005 12:36:47 AM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ken Murphy @ 10/13/2005 12:38:50 AM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/13/2005 12:52:43 AM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 10/12/2005 2:41:31 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/12/2005 6:22:36 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 10/12/2005 8:38:25 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/13/2005 12:39:13 AM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/13/2005 5:22:15 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 10/13/2005 5:56:08 PM
RE: Probem with VFP7 and Shell DLL on WinNT 4 SP6a Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 10/13/2005 6:12:37 PM