Full path to the Application Data folder common to all users.

Note: During Current User installations this variable is mapped to the Current User Application Data folder.


You can refer to this variable as <CommonAppDataFolder>. Do not change its value; it has been carefully configured for cross-platform compatibility.

At installation time, <CommonAppDataFolder> typically resolves to one of the following paths (for an English-language Windows version; some portions of the path may be localized on non-English systems):

Windows 95/98/Me C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data
Windows NT4 C:\WinNT\Profiles\All Users\Application Data
Windows 2000/XP/2003 C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
Windows Vista/7/2008 C:\ProgramData

Related topics

AppDataFolder, Standard folders