JDK-4480037 : System property user.home affected by WinNT "Custom Desktop Icons" setting
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.lang
  • Affected Version: 1.3.1
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: windows_nt
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2001-07-15
  • Updated: 2013-08-06
  • Resolved: 2013-08-06
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Duplicate :  
Name: boT120536			Date: 07/15/2001

Java(TM) Plug-in: Version 1.3.1
Using JRE version 1.3.1 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM

Use Windows policy editor (poledit.exe) to switch the local users's Windows NT
Shell/Custom Folders/Custom Desktop Icons property off. This appears to affect
the Desktop value of the registry key
Run any applet with the java console turned on, to see that the user home
directory is now the Windows directory rather than the profiles\userid
subdirectory. I don't think this is correct functionality, and in any case it's
not what's documented at
(Review ID: 126477) 

Duplicate of JDK-6519127. Fixed.

WORK AROUND Name: boT120536 Date: 07/15/2001 The problem our customer reports is with the policy file, so the workaround is to put the policy file in the Windows directory. ======================================================================