[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Sep 2 22:15:38 CEST 2015

On 2015-09-02 19:54, Chris Kaynor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>> Plus, it's not really any harder to find than a "Hidden" directory
>>> beginning with a dot
>> Quit the contrary. Files beginning with a '.' are not hidden on Windows
>> Explorer (or Command Prompt dir, for that matter).  I do not know of any way
>> to enable showing hidden files with Explorer. (If you know of one, tell me.)
>> The secret to getting to one is to click the directory sequence bar to the
>> right of the last entry to get a directory path string, click again to
>> unselect it, then add the name.  In this particular case, enter
>> 'AppData/Roaming' or '%APPDATA%'.  It is intentionally difficult for user to
>> access these files.
> There is an option in the GUI for it:
> On Windows 7, from an explorer window: Tools->Folder Options->View Tab
> then in the Advanced Settings list: "Show hidden files, folders, and
> drives". On Windows 7, the menus are hidden by default, and you need
> to hold Alt for them to show up. I think Vista uses the same options,
> and the menus are shown by default, while XP uses a slightly different
> layout, but its in roughly the same location.
> I do not know where it is on Windows 8 or 10, as I have never really
> used either of those.
On Windows 10 it's on the File menu:

File->Change folder options and search options

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