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How to write to the disk when the (Windows XP) user is restricted?

Posted on 2004-11-02
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I need to write to an INI file as well as storing temporary files on the user's disk while running my program. How do I find the user's root directory where he/she is authorized to write if he/she is a so called restricted user?
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Question by:haab
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    function DefaultSaveLocation: string;
    var
      P: PChar;
    begin
      {
        returns the location of 'My Documents' if it exists, otherwise it returns
        the current directory.
      }
      P := nil;
      try
        P := AllocMem(MAX_PATH);
        if SHGetFolderPath(0, CSIDL_PERSONAL, 0, 0, P) = S_OK then
          Result := P
        else
          Result := GetCurrentDir;
      finally
        FreeMem(P);
      end;
    end;
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    by:sftweng
    BTW, you'll need "uses SHFolder".
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    by:sftweng
    This is code taken from creating a new project:

    File -> New -> Other -> Projects -> Win 2000 Logo Application
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