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Re: Windows installer, part 2


> -----Original Message-----
> From: maria-developers-bounces+wlad=sun.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:maria-developers-bounces+wlad=sun.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Sergey Petrunya
> Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 6:24 PM
> To: Henrik Ingo
> Cc: maria-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Maria-developers] Windows installer, part 2
> This might scare away non-technically-savy users - in Windows XP the
> windows
> explorer app won't even show the contents of C:\Program Files\, instead
> it
> will show a message telling you that this is a folder with system files
> that
> you shouldn't mess with.

I hope you do not want to store data files in Program Files. This location
is first, restricted for use by the (elevated) Administrators only and
second, it is there to store executables and shared libraries and maybe even
readonly data from the installation.

Program data like databases are to be  stored somewhere else, "echo
%ProgramData%" might give a hint to the correct folder:)

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