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XP dont have "localappdata" envget ?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

$get = EnvGet ("localappdata")
MsgBox(0,'',$get)

For windows Vista and 7 it shows up as

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local

For XP its blank

Is there any other way to get to

Vista/7

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local

XP

C:\Documents and settings\Administrator\Local settings\Application Data

using envget without having to use

If @OSVERSION = "WIN_XP" Then
Elseif @OSVERSION = "WIN_7" Then
Elseif @OSVERSION = "WIN_Vista" Then

see ? this is to much

thanks in advance

Edited by madasraka

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

appdata is not same directory

Also

_WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA)

is another script

I dont think i need that

Edited by madasraka

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By the way i tried to use

$GetTempDir = EnvGet ("TEMP") ;This used to get to Local folders for XP and Vista/7
$LongName = StringTrimRight ($GetTempDir,5)
$UserLocal = FileGetLongName ($LongName)

Problem with this is for XP, this has to be converted to

If $OS = "WIN_XP" Then Global $UserLocal = FileGetLongName ($LongName & "\Application Data")

See ?

I just trying to eliminate having to many ifs

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_WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA)

is another script

I dont think i need that

that's your problem, at least think!

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it is my problem and by posting i thought i'd get help which will not involve using any UDF's (which in most cases are DLL call based which usually comes with architecture or Windows version capability issues.)

Its ok i ended up using

$GetTempDir = EnvGet ("TEMP") ;This used to get to Local folders for XP and Vista/7
$LongName = StringTrimRight ($GetTempDir,5)
If $OS = "WIN_XP" Then
    Global $UserLocal = FileGetLongName ($LongName & "\Application Data")
Else
    Global $UserLocal = FileGetLongName ($LongName)
EndIf

But still 7 lines of code instead of 1 is little to many for such simple variable

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This short enough?

$UserLocal = RegRead('HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders', 'Local AppData')

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This short enough?

$UserLocal = RegRead('HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders', 'Local AppData')

HOLLY CRAP !!!! i love you

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

i looked in there my self but wasnt sure where to look

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Alternative methods:

;ex:1
ShellExecute(@UserProfileDir & "\Local Settings\Application Data")

;ex2
Run("cmd.exe /c " & @WindowsDir&"\explorer.exe " & "%homepath%\Local Settings\Application Data",@SystemDir,@SW_HIDE)

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You dig up a 3 year old topic to post a link to a 10 year old blog post?


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You dig up a 3 year old topic to post a link to a 10 year old blog post?

Seems like it... And what's more, he especially registered for this forum to do that... :shocked:


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