Mobile app has a %ProgramFilesDir% with steam folders?

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  1. Ericthegreat
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    So I dled a mobile version of a app that is iffy, It seems to work fine and nothing weird I just noticed tho it generated a %ProgramFilesDir% and in there the file structure is Steam > steam > games > my steam games .ico files, is this just some generic folder the mobile app is linking to or what?
     
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    %ProgramFiles% redirects to the default Program Files folder (depending if it's an x64 or x86 application). You can easily test this by typing %ProgramFiles% in your start menu. I think %ProgramFilesDir% is a mistake on the developer's end. Either they forgot to replace it to the correct folder name or they added Dir accidentally.
     
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    Why is there only steam stuff in there tho lol? I do not have another programfilesdir, unless it is hidden somewhere? Also I have scaned the file and computer and so far clean.

    Edit: Could it have somthing to do with this:


    On an unchanged US-English Windows installation this directory will be at C:\Program Files, though it can be moved; on non-US-English systems the folder name may be different. In order to keep track of where it is, there is an environment variable %ProgramFiles% that stores its location which is loaded from the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir when the computer boots.
     

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