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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Installing Example Datasets in Roaming folder vs MyDocuments

    My setup & deployment package installs some simple datasets for the user in the \MyDocuments\AppName folder. It also installs a larger set of example datasets in the c:\users\username\AppData\Roaming\AppName folder. Question is: If a user does not have admin privileges (which is very common in industry), will they not be able to access the \AppData\Roaming folder? Should I install all the datasets in MyDocuments\AppName?
    Last edited by pel11; Aug 9th, 2022 at 12:21 PM.

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    Re: Installing Example Datasets in Roaming folder vs MyDocuments

    It should be safe to assume that a non-admin user has all necessary access to their own user account's AppData\Roaming folder. If they don't have such access, then they will have much larger issues than if your app works.

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    Re: Installing Example Datasets in Roaming folder vs MyDocuments

    Thanks for the helpful comments!

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Installing Example Datasets in Roaming folder vs MyDocuments

    You may already be aware of this but it is definitely a good idea to use the AppData folder because it's not somewhere that most users visit often, unlike their Documents folder, so they are far less likely to delete an important file or folder by accident.

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