[Interest] data locations

Graham Labdon Graham.Labdon at avalonsciences.com
Wed May 22 11:47:02 CEST 2013

I am developing a desktop application and need to find somewhere to store persistent data. This data needs to be shared with all users of the pc upon which the application is stored.
I have looked at QStandardPaths and the DataLocation, but when I use

    QStringList sl = QStandardPaths::standardLocations(QStandardPaths::DataLocation);

I get 2 paths one to the users AppData/Local folder with the organisation and application names appended and one to C:/ProgramData (again with the names appended)

Now I know that I need to user the second one,

    but am I guaranteed that the this will always be in the second position
    will it work cross platform?
    is there a better way

Thanks for your time


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