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Is "Application Data" folder in windows protected ?

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Hi All,

In windows OS, "program files" folder in windows is protected one, means, only administrator can modify its contents. I having problem with "Documents and settings\All Users\Application data" folder.

Can anybody tell me whether it is protected or not ?
I want to access its contents wihtout any administrative privilages, i.e. restricted user account ( windows OS).
Jun 16 '08 #1
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Plater
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Seems like you could have tried it a lot faster then posting?
Jun 16 '08 #2

RedSon
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You can access the application data of the current user without any problems. You shouldn't need to access the application data of all users unless you have a specific need to do so.
Jun 25 '08 #3

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You can access the application data of the current user without any problems. You shouldn't need to access the application data of all users unless you have a specific need to do so.
Thanks friends.
I got the solution. I am using Environment variables to get the application data folder. It is protected. And, now I am creating a new user for this folder, to access its contents.
Jul 4 '08 #4

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