Hi Matthew
 This is a problem with Windows 7 as well. It is all to do with ownership problems (windows security). Whenever I install Windows 7 or vista i run a (free) program called take ownership. This allows you to allocate access to yourself or anyone else you choose
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Barry Gerdes
Beaumont Hills Observatory
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> From: matthewg42@gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:24:49 -0700
> To: stellarium-pubdevel@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Stellarium-pubdevel] Screenshot directory on Windows
>
> Since Windows Vista the desktop folder has become read-only for
> Stellarium for most users. I don't quite know how this works - other
> apps seem able to write to it just fine. Anyway, it makes sense to
> re-locate the screenshot folder to /Users/xxx/Pictures.
>
> I don't have a working Windows build environment at the moment. Does
> someone want to do this? You should be able to use
> SHGetSpecialFolderPath(CSIDL_MYPICTURES) to get the path. However, my
> experience of using this function in the past is that it is very
> unreliable accross different windows version. I think we only support
> XP and later now right (for this reason)?
>
> Any comments / objections / volunteers?
>
>
> Matthew
>
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