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how to get  special folders such as Users Application Data

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hi
i have created a setup file (exe ) installer and im installing some folders in
  Users Application Data folder
how i can read the path for that folder
im using vb.net 2008

how i can know the path in xp , vista , windows
also how i can know the operating system in code?
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Question by:Kamal Khaleefa
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have you tried My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.CurrentUserApplicationData
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for application data folder try

Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData)

and

Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData)

for application data folder
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OS version Info:

'Version numbers
String.Format("{0}.{1}.{2}.{3}", OSVersion.Version.Major.ToString, OSVersion.Version.Minor.ToString, OSVersion.Version.Build.ToString, OSVersion.Version.MajorRevision.ToString)

'Version Description
String.Format("{0}", OSVersion.VersionString)
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Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData
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thx
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