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Where are some folders in windows like my documents,my pictures which have special icons and some plugin to view those files.

those folders contains hidden desktop.ini file.

My question is how to make my own program for specified folder.
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by:ziolko
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It's in registry check: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellFolders
this RegKey might slightly differ for Win9x and WinNT/Win2K
ziolko.
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by:smurff
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I dont know if this is what you want but its really usefull anyway
regards
Smurff


var
   p : pitemidlist;
   pc : pchar;
begin
   SHGetSpecialFolderLocation (Form1.handle, CSIDL_PROGRAMS, p);
   new (pc);
   getmem (pc, 255);
   SHGetPathFromIDList (p, pc);
//   pc now contains path to C:\Program Files\
end;

Posssible arguments for SHGetSpecialFolderLocation are:

CSIDL_BITBUCKET Recycle bin - file system directory containing file objects in the user's recycle bin. The location of this directory is not in the registry; it is marked with the hidden and system attributes to prevent the user from moving or deleting it
CSIDL_CONTROLS     Control Panel - virtual folder containing icons for the control panel applications.
CSIDL_DESKTOP     Windows desktop - virtual folder at the root of the name space.
CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY      File system directory used to physically store file objects on the desktop (not to be confused with the desktop folder itself).
CSIDL_DRIVES     My Computer - virtual folder containing everything on the local computer: storage devices, printers, and Control Panel. The folder may also contain mapped network drives.
CSIDL_FONTS     Virtual folder containing fonts.
CSIDL_NETHOOD     File system directory containing objects that appear in the network neighborhood.
CSIDL_NETWORK     Network Neighborhood - virtual folder representing the top level of the network hierarchy.
CSIDL_PERSONAL     File system directory that serves as a common respository for documents.
CSIDL_PRINTERS     Printers folder - virtual folder containing installed printers.
CSIDL_PROGRAMS     File system directory that contains the user's program groups (which are also file system directories).
CSIDL_RECENT     File system directory that contains the user's most recently used documents.
CSIDL_SENDTO     File system directory that contains Send To menu items.
CSIDL_STARTMENU     File system directory containing Start menu items.
CSIDL_STARTUP     File system directory that corresponds to the user's Startup program group.
CSIDL_TEMPLATES     File system directory that serves as a common repository for document templates.
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by:f15iaf
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No body answered the answer i wanted the problem is still not solved thus i'm deleting this question
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Jgould earned 0 total points
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Hi f15iaf,

Since there is something in this thread that could help others i move it to PAQ and refund your points

btw next time work together with the experts give them a reason why their comments did not work. Though some are good there are no mindreaders on this forum.

**JGould-Ee Moderator**
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