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Hi

I tried to create a directory in the C drive on  client's machine
but access was denied. Is there a way to allow access or should I rather
use the Documents folder?

            If System.IO.Directory.Exists("c:\Program Files\KISS_Accounting") = False Then
                System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory("c:\Program Files\KISS_Accounting")
            End If
            Dim FILE_NAME As String = "c:\Program Files\KISS_Accounting\Invoice_Number.txt"
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In a normal user environment, the user has NO access to this folder (creating or modifying), while admins do (but with UAC prompt).
Therefore My Documents would be a better place to put files like that.
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Thanks very much
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It depends on the type of file.

As is it going now, because most programmers do not know how to work in Windows, and My Documents has become a dump. My means documents that I created, not documents that are use internally by an application.

If the document is not recorded through a Save or Save As, it has no place in My Documents. The proper location for application files is in a C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\<CompanyName>\<ApplicationName>

Since C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData can change depending on the operating system version and language, as well as for each user, you can retrieve it with the following call:

Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData)
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Thanks very much
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