Martin I.

Hi,

can anyone tell me how to get the LocalLow directory using SHGetSpecialFolderPath. Using the constant "CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA" I get a path to the appdata directory.

Is there a constant to get the LocalLow directory If there is one what happens on other operating systems like Windows XP or Windows 2000

regards

MartinI



Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development getting the LocalLow-path on Windows Vista

Sharath Udupa - MSFT

You need to use SHGetKnownFolderPath API with FOLDERID_LocalAppDataLow (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms647783.aspx).



Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development getting the LocalLow-path on Windows Vista

ianamason

Quoting from that documentation:

"Callers using this function must have Administrator privileges."

Not very useful if you are inside a low process, looking for somewhere safe to write....





Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development getting the LocalLow-path on Windows Vista

Sharath Udupa - MSFT

This does work from low clients, I just tested it using a simple test binary. I will bring this discrepancy in the documentation to the appropriate folks. Thanks for flagging it.