API for Windows system paths and variables

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Mon Jan 24 11:22:01 PST 2011

Hi all,

wouldn't it be interesting to have standard system paths available from FileSystem class, e.g. for 

I ask this, because there is a problem to save a Java application's data to system's application 
data location.
The question came up because of this bug:
[Bug 57798] [41cat] Move netbeans_default_userdir to APPDATA 

Without using Windows API, NetBeans installer isn't able to determine the system's application data 
standard location.


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