Re: deleting files in "virtuial store"
"Daniel Noll" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>> Yes, these can be removed. The Virtual Store is where Vista compliant
>> programs typically store files that need global write/access permissions
>> such as data, .ini, and configuration files. This is part of the
>> Virtualization model in Vista.
> That should be "Vista non-compliant", right?
**Yes, Non-Compliant. Thanks for catching that.
I've noticed that all my
> legacy applications store stuff in that directory even though the app
> itself tries to write to Program Files. Presumably a compliant app would
> store its data somewhere in AppData instead.
Yes, Program Files restricts programs from writing there, after they are
The programs can now write to C:\ProgramData\<program name> without