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Posted by Kobold   (5 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #15 on Fri 13 Nov 2009 09:43 AM (UTC)
Another way to see those files:

In your Windows Explorer screenshot, see that button marked "Compatibility Files" below the address bar between "Share with" and "New Folder"? Click that. :)


All in all, I think it would be a good move if we start moving most of the data files to per user accounts, or else %ProgramData%, which is the equivalent global store. The global store makes more sense for scripts and plugins, but its only writable without UAC escalation by administrators (not by unprivileged users). Most people run as administrators on Windows, though. %APPDATA% is probably the best call.

The officially sanctioned way to do this seems to be SHGetKnownFolderPath (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762188(VS.85).aspx) with a KNOWNFOLDERID that's one of these: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd378457(VS.85).aspx

What's necessary is a small patch to MUSHClient to look for its worlds, logs, spelling stuff, prefs sqlite db,and MUSHClient.ini data in FOLDERID_RoamingAppData (%APPDATA%). Plugins should be moved so it's no longer under the worlds directory. Is there anything else that should be moved?

The other problematic bit is that there needs to be a bit of code in the installer that will perform a migration if necessary. I can probably do this patch if everyone considers it desirable, since I don't need to touch the Windows GUI stuff for it. =P
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Posted by Twisol   USA  (2,257 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #16 on Fri 13 Nov 2009 07:06 PM (UTC)
There was a post by Nick about re-ordering the file structure somewhere, too. I agree and I think it should be done fairly soon, if possible. I've never dealt with the relevant functions though, and I'm still fairly new to the source, or I'd try a patch of my own.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #17 on Fri 13 Nov 2009 07:16 PM (UTC)
It's an installer thing, I think. Already the program has various variables for where to look for things like logs, and you can change those locations in the GUI.

- Nick Gammon

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