Database and common setting files location
Posted on 2011-10-16
I have a .NET application that uses SQL Server Express. The application automatically creates a database file on first run (after installation) and creates a full backup every day. The application also creates/loads setting/data files which applies for all users.
Note that the application must not need administrative privileges to work.
I have googled a little and found a few folders (Win7), but I'm not sure which one to use
"C:\Program Files\Common Files"
What is the difference between the 3 and when should I use them? The folder (or its equivalent in .NET code) used must be available regardless of the OS (WinXP and above).