Author tealduck
Recipients John Gray, asvetlov, cane, markroseman, ned.deily, roger.serwy, tealduck, terry.reedy
Date 2015-10-24.17:51:54
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Hi Terry,

I did not just make that stuff up on my last post, that is actually the standard for Windows applications. Yes, many Linux ports get it wrong but is that any reason to ever perpetuate a bad practice?

To see the standards you can download the Windows SDK but to make things easier for you here is a link that talks about this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/patricka/archive/2010/03/18/where-should-i-store-my-data-and-configuration-files-if-i-target-multiple-os-versions.aspx

By using non-standard conventions the application is just asking for trouble like what is being manifested with this issue. Users will be able to write to their %APPDATA% area, no administrator would lock that down as it would cause too many applications to fail (Kiosk type installations not included).
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