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I've found this code and it works in XP: [code] When I run the same code in Vista, I get an exception at the line "System. Environment.Get FolderPath(":See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. [code] I assume this has to do with the Vista UAC. Is there a better way to retrieve the "My Documents" path of either XP or Vista with one piece of code?


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