File Access in Elevated Trust Applications

In Chapter 18, you learned how to create an out-of-browser application that runs with elevated trust (provided the user installs it or the client computer is explicitly configured to trust it). Along with their many useful features, elevated trust applications automatically gain the full file-reading and file-writing permissions of the current user.

In fact, not only can elevated trust applications read and write files almost anywhere on the user's hard drive, they can also perform a host of other file system operations. These include tasks such as creating a new directory or tunneling down through a directory tree to perform a file search. In the following sections, you'll get an overview of all these ...

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