[izpack-users] Installationdirectory on international versions ofWindows is always "Program Files"

Hans-Georg Michna hans-georg at michna.com
Mon Nov 27 07:16:49 CET 2006

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:19:00 +0100, Bartz, Klaus wrote:

>do you have an good idea how to resolve default installation
>path on Windows without calling a system function?

Windows has an environment variable named ProgramFiles that
contains the path (like C:\Program Files or C:\Programme).
Perhaps this helps. It's also in the registry.

And then there is the quick and dirty method of looking for both
the language-specific folder and the Program Files folder and
check which one has more subfolders. (More dirty than quick
though :-)

Hans-Georg (just passing by here by accident)

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