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How to detect XP users document folder and appl data folder

Posted on 2003-10-30
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Hi,
In VB6 I'm trying to write some application data to my {app}/temp path, but that only works in WinXP if you are administrator. If you are a normal user you get the access denied message.

So, to work around this problem, I'm trying to detect in VB6 the folders...
{username} documents
{shared} documents for all users
...to add data created by the user and write my application-depended data.

Who can help me with this? In code or links to information about this.

With greetings, A.C.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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You could use environ function to know it

This will show you all possible dta that you could get with that function:

Sub test()
Dim i As Integer, s As String

i = 1
Do
    s = Environ(i)
    i = i + 1
    Debug.Print s
Loop While s <> ""
End Sub
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One more thing, you could use number or string as index for environ function.

example of string index

msgbox environ("COMPUTERNAME")
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