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January 26th, 2010, 22:34
Actually, I started a thread in the U6 forums about Win 7. It appears that Win 7's UAC likes to engage in something called "UAC virtualization". If a program like U6 likes to write user data to c:\program files (or the x86 folder in 64 bit) UAC will intercept and put it into a hidden folder called "virtualstore". The program should still be able to find it but unexpected behavior can crop up. For instance, if you need to change the ini or edit a save file, you'll find it inside the virtualstore directory tree and not the program files tree.

The gist is that Microsoft finally (and appropriately IMO) said that user data should NEVER be in c:\Program Files\. If you're familiar with Linux it's like keeping all the classes of folders separate like \bin\ and such.

Zephyr says he'll be working on that issue.

More info:…direction.aspx

Where my stuff is:

C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Progra m Files (x86)\Team Archon\U6 Project

note how "Program Files (x86)" structure is actually inside "Virtual Store"?
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