shell32: symlink user's profile shell folders to xdg well known directories [2/2] (try 3)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Nov 29 06:59:52 CST 2007

"Dan Kegel" <dank at> writes:

> I feel like a broken record, but:
> some apps don't like following symlinks, and the
> native Windows way to configure what the "My Foo"
> folders point to is called shell folder redirection;
> These are documented at
> among other places, and I think Wine supports these
> registry settings.  Is there any reason we don't want
> to use these instead of symlinks?

We want the paths to remain valid even if the drive configuration is
changed, so they have to point somewhere inside the C: drive.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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