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Re: writing to a users "My Documents" folder

by Sandy (Curate)
on Jan 27, 2009 at 21:16 UTC ( #739350=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to writing to a users "My Documents" folder

If you want to play it safe, do not assume that the user's personal folder is on the C drive.

The windows registry (at least on my computer) contains the personal folder for the user

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ software\ microsoft\ windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Shell Folders\ Personal\
I suppose that there is a CPAN module that should be able to read the Windows registry.

update

http://search.cpan.org/~adamk/Win32-TieRegistry-0.25/TieRegistry.pm


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