VirtualBox

Ticket #3461 (new enhancement)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Settings saved in wrong place (WinXP)

Reported by: david_dpx Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: settings appdata userprofile
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

Hi,

Currently Virtualbox save its settings here:
%userprofile%\.VirtualBox

Unfortunately, this is the wrong place under Windows XP. Applications are supposed to store their settings, etc. in %appdata%.

So it should be this way:
%appdata%\.VirtualBox

And, by the way, on a Windows system it's a bit unusual to use folder names with a leading dot (okay, I am a bit fussy now).

Therefore, to be even more Windows-like, it should be:
%appdata%\VirtualBox

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Annihilator

I'd like to escalate this a bit at this point, since there's been one major and a number of major releases between when this bug was first posted and now. There's also a bigger problem than just appearances, which the original poster didn't mention, which would imply a priority above trivial.

Namely, since the config folder doesn't follow MS AppSpec defined conventions, it fails to be redirected when AppData redirection is used. This can be a real issue to a huge number of Enterprise users.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Beddhist

Folder names beginning with a dot are semi-illegal in Windows. Try to create one under XP: "Rename: You must type a file name."

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