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Can %LOCALAPPDATA% point to a network drive? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I am developing a cross-platform text editor. I need to store configuration data for the program in a sensible place and I am having a hard time doing this on Windows.

    I am planning to use %LOCALAPPDATA% to find the users AppData folder and store the configuration information in there. However there is an important question to ask, can %LOCALAPPDATA% point to a network drive? If it can this may not be a good choice as would cause problems with my program if the network drive was disconnected.

    If there is any Microsoft documentation on this please can you link it.

    Monday, July 2, 2018 8:45 AM