How to create a file on users XP desktop

Tim Chase python.list at
Sun Oct 7 18:47:02 CEST 2007

> 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


which should (in my understanding) hold the full path of the
particular folder(s) of interest at that location, including
across localizations.


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