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Old Jun 1st, 2011, 18:14:03   #11
Doing it wrong
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I haven't really looked at it, but I'm going to assume that the Win7 crash is UAC related;
The application might be getting a file permission denied error,
depending on where the user has the application extracted/ran from.

to remedy such a problem, it is wise to use the application data folder.

// C#
public static class SafeIO
  public static System.String AppData(System.String dataFile)
     return System.String.Format("{0}\\{1}\\{2}\\{3}",

//Example use:

string path = SafeIO.AppData("MyData.dat");

byte[] data = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(path);
on a Vista/7 system, the above would return
C:\Users\{user name}\Application Data\{company}\{product}\MyData.dat

in my case,
C:\Users\Xyphos\Application Data\Xyphos Software\TestApp\MyData.dat clue how that would work in WinXP; but I'm sure you could tell me
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