I have updated the article that I wrote back in January about default folders to place .AddIn registration files for add-ins to include actual examples for Windows Vista since the original article only showed Windows XP examples. I have also provided better information about how to get the actual folder names correctly.
Overall the naming of Windows Vista folders is perfect because:
- It doesn’t localize folder names
- It uses meaningful names such as:
- “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming” while Windows XP used “C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data” (how do you remember that it is roaming?)
- “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local” while Windows XP used “C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data”
but because of backwards compatibility with Windows XP it uses junction points and all this folders stuff is really a mess. Anyway, the updated article:
INFO: Default .AddIn file locations for Visual Studio add-ins