How to create a file on users XP desktop

kyosohma at gmail.com kyosohma at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 16:02:39 CEST 2007


On Oct 7, 12:30 pm, Tim Golden <t... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> Tim Chase wrote:
> >> You are assuming the system is not localized, that won't work if you
> >> distribute your applications internationally. In my system it is not
> >> "Desktop", it is "Escritorio", and I guess it will vary with every
> >> locale. Does someone know a way to find out what name does the desktop
> >> have?
>
> > I believe you need to read the Desktop value from
>
> > """
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell
> > folders
> > """
>
> > which should (in my understanding) hold the full path of the
> > particular folder(s) of interest at that location, including
> > across localizations.
>
> > -tkc
>
> Ideally, use the shell API exposed by pywin32:
>
> <code>
> from win32com.shell import shell, shellcon
>
> desktop = shell.SHGetFolderPath (0, shellcon.CSIDL_DESKTOP, 0, 0)
>
> </code>
>
> For slight convenience:
>
>    http://timgolden.me.uk/python/winshell.html
>
> TJG

What happened to your winshell module? I would have thought it perfect
for this.

http://timgolden.me.uk/python/winshell.html

Mike




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