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Is it possible to get the current user's My pictures Folder?
C:\Documents and Settings\@CurrentUser@\My Documents\My Pictures

This is for a windows service to copy files from this directory to a network share.  The service is setup to run on LocalSystem, would this also need to be changed?

I am trying to be able to install this windows service without having to hardcode the user's my pictures path.
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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Look at Microsoft Knowledge Base article 274443 about using Group Policies for redirecting these folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274443/en-us
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SLFuqua earned 2000 total points
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I don't have VB on this machine, but you can create a variable (e.g., myPath) and assign it "= my." and when you type the dot a whole list of possibilities open up.

I can get the exact code in the morning when I get to work if you need.

Best,
sl
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by:JRockFL
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Thank you!
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