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    Path Syntax (WinXP-Pro Sp-2)

    I understand that different coders will set things up differently, so that, if I am installing a program, the ending "" may or not be added or erased as part of the hard-coding.

    Be that as it may, what IS the actual "correct" meaning or "implication" by having and/or not having the ending ""?

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    Re: Path Syntax (WinXP-Pro Sp-2)

    When you are installing a program, it doesn't matter whether you specify

    C:Program FilesMy Program

    or

    C:Program FilesMy Program

    as install path. The only time the trailing backslash matters is if you want to install to the root of a drive. F: refers to whatever the current folder on the F: drive is, whereas F: refers to the root directory of the F: drive.

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    Re: Path Syntax (WinXP-Pro Sp-2)

    Ok, thanks Hans.
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