Why %AppData% instead of %ProgramFiles% ???

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Why %AppData% instead of %ProgramFiles% ???

Postby Walt » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Why does Speckie install to %AppData% and not to %ProgramFiles% ???

%AppData% is suppose to only contain data for applications (like possibly the dictionaries for Speckie), not executable code. Matter of fact, my anti-virus keeps logging a warning each time iexplorer.exe attempts to execute Speckie32.dll as "data" from %AppData%. That is causing me a lot of grief. I can speculate the possibly some people who have problems with getting Speckie to work, might be caused by their anti-virus doing more than simply logging it, but actually down out blocking such execution of "data".

Is there some overriding reason for using %AppData% instead of %ProgramFiles% ? If not, could it be possible to change it?
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Re: Why %AppData% instead of %ProgramFiles% ???

Postby Maurizio » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:51 am

Hi Walt, the AppData directory was chosen to simplify various issues which arise when installing both the 32 and 64 bit versions and is suitable for the majority of users.

If your AV is annoying you, we advise you configure it accordingly.
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