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In the previous chapter, you saw that to define which directories to copy your files into, you use Directory elements. These take an Id value and, if it's a new directory that you're creating, a Name attribute. You can use any of the built-in IDs to reference one of the common Windows directories. For example, suppose we wanted to add an XML configuration file for our software to the %PROGRAMDATA% folder. We'd add a reference to it using the built-in CommonAppDataFolder property as Directory Id


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"Nate" attribute value defines the name of the directory to be created.