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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8134300

.oracle_jre_usage folder must not be created in C:\Users\myName

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    • Resolved In Build:
      b04
    • CPU:
      x86_64
    • OS:
      windows_7
    • Verification:
      Verified

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        FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
        java version "1.8.0_60"
        Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
        Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)

        ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
        Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

        A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
        In my user drirectory, a folder named .oracle_jre_usage is created. This is not according to Windows conventions & it frustrates me to no end that the JRE and other Java programs still don't follow the rules that were introduced with Windows Vista, over 8 years ago.

        There are 2 issues:
        - the naming of the directory: starting the name with a dot isn't going to hide the directory on Windows!
        - the location of the directory: on Windows, there are folders like:
        C:\Users\myName\AppData\Local
        C:\Users\myName\AppData\Roaming
        C:\ProgramData
        to store application data, each with their specific purpose

        The root cause is that Java still doesn't provide an API to determine where to store application data. This should properly & fully be fixed with bug JDK-8024029, which should be given higher priority.

        REGRESSION. Last worked in version 8u60


        REPRODUCIBILITY :
        This bug can be reproduced always.

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                • Assignee:
                  poonam Poonam Bajaj Parhar
                  Reporter:
                  webbuggrp Webbug Group
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