Sunday, June 12, 2016

Where should I install my program?

When creating an installer you should specify the installation folder for your program to be installed. The most used folder for this purpose is: C:\Program Files. But you might noticed that in your system there are two Program Files folders: C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). So the first folder is used to store 64-bit programs, and the second is for 32-bit ones. The Program Files folder is system folder, this means that you must have administrator rights to write files and folders to this folder. If you don't have such rights you may install your application in AppData folder (%APPDATA%): C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming