I have a program that checks to see if it has been runned before. if it has, I want it to put another small program on the desktop (or in the desktop folder). Also, if I can, I would like to do it on all windows plantforms. How do I find the desktop folder?
Posted on 2000-11-27 22:01:00 by tudisco
The desktop is under {main windows directory}/Desktop. Use the API function to acertain that the main windows directory is what you think it is, it can move. The desktop handle is always 0.
Posted on 2000-11-28 01:16:00 by TTom
ok... well I didn't know that the desktop is always 0.. that will help. but i have windows 2000 on two of my machines and the desktop is in c:/Documents and Settings/NameOfUser/desktop/.. but for win9x machines I think you are right. I was hopping that someone knew a reg key or api that can find a users desktop. maybe the shell APIs? thanks, Jason
Posted on 2000-11-28 01:42:00 by tudisco