0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2011 2:16 PM by 834506 RSS

    Windows 7 file location conventions and security

      Would someone be able to direct me to a source of information about coding programs to work "The Windows 7 Way"? I'm looking for information about file locations, security settings, etc. I know that user data should go somewhere in the %userprofile% directory, that programs should go in the %programfiles% directory, that users can't typically write to the root of a drive (C:\), that Start menu shortcuts for games should go in the Games folder, etc. Windows 7 has changed from XP in the way a program needs to install, store data, and operate to function seamlessly, without getting security pop-ups, or turning the HDD directory structure into a mess. Is there a good resource out there, or some effective Google search terms I can use? The terms I've been searching for are not what I want.

      Thank you.