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How do you "SetPrinterDriverDirectory"

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I have found a function that will "GetPrinterDriverDirectory()" but if I need to change it how can I do it.  Does anyone know where this value is set that it gets or how I can set a new one.
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What is the value you want to change or set? Please give a little detailed axplaination of your question.
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Honestly I'm not sure, the function GetPrinterDriverDirectory return the directory where the printer driver should be stored.  But I am trying to save my printer driver in a different folder other than C:\windows\system  So I am trying to find a way so that the call to GetPrinterDriverDirectory will return the folder where my driver is and not c:\windows\system

Does that help clarify my question
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This is a read only function with good reason.  It is intended for you to get information not change it.  Why ?

Because a user may have more than one printer with different drivers.  If you change the directory then you break all the other printer (drivers) they may have installed.

Change your install program to install into the correct directory or else your app/driver may be very unpopular.

The only way to change it would be to hack the Windows components, but you don't want to do that, do you <g> ?

If the problem is you don't want to put all your stuff in that directory, make a dummy driver that goes in the real directory and then loads your other ("real") stuff (e.g. LoadLibrary) from where-ever you put it.
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