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From: Stewart, Robert (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-08 09:39:39

From: Rainer Deyke [mailto:root_at_[hidden]]
> From: "Stewart, Robert" <stewart_at_[hidden]>
> > The problem with this choice is that "Desktop" is not the root of
> anything.
> > It is -- in a most profound paradox -- a directory in the current
> user's
> > profile directory, which may or may not be on the local machine! It
> > certainly is a subdirectory somewhere. That, in a typical end-user
> > installation, means that if you navigate "Desktop" to find "My
> Computer" and
> > then locate the C drive, you can navigate to
> > C:\Windows\Profiles\user\Desktop to get right back where you
> started. That
> > doesn't seem very useful.
> At least under Windows 9x, this is not true. The files on the desktop
> also exist in "c:\WINDOWS\Desktop", but this directory does not
> contain "My Computer" or "Network Neighborhood", and is therefore not
> the true desktop.

Oh. Right. Of course. I knew that. That means that Bill Kempf's (IIRC)
assertion that "Desktop" is a good idea for "root" on Windows 9x+/NT 4+
systems is not unreasonable.

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