Problems with references to drive Z: in registry's User Shell Folders

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Jan 26 06:15:10 CST 2006

Michael Jung <mjung at> writes:

> On Thursday 26 January 2006 12:19, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> Support in winecfg would be good, but I think we still want shell32 to
>> be able to set proper defaults, especially if a wrong setup means file
>> dialogs don't work anymore.
> As I understood thus far our plan is to remove all the $HOME magic from 
> shell32 and let CSIDL_PERSONAL default to 
> My current plan is to move all the unix symlink stuff to winecfg. We could 
> call winecfg from wineprefixcreate to set up the symlinks. It would still 
> work without the symlinks. With Desktop and MyDocuments being mapped into the 
> profile directory, though.
> Do you see any problems with this?

Yes, I think shell32 should take care of making sure the directories
exist, and creating sane defaults if they don't. Moving things to
winecfg wouldn't prevent file dialogs from getting broken if users
move directories around.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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