Files reserved for individual users

Other writable files are installed in the default Program Files\Appeon subdirectories, but are copied to different locations the first time a user starts PowerBuilder. In this way, each user gets a private copy of these files.

The following table lists the files that are copied and updated in the directories of users. In the table header, UserName is a variable that can be replaced by the user name of a PowerBuilder user. For Windows 7, the UserName directory is under the C:\Users directory.

In C:\...\UserName\ subdirectory

Files copied or updated

On Windows 2008, Windows 7/8.1/10:

  • AppData\Local\Appeon\PowerBuilder 19.0

  • Initialization files (PB.INI, PBLAB190.ini, PBODB190.ini)

On Windows 2008, Windows 7/8.1/10:

  • Documents\Appeon\PowerBuilder 19.0\Tutorial

  • Files for the PowerBuilder Getting Started tutorial


The locations of writable PowerBuilder files reserved for individual use are set in HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry entries for each PowerBuilder user. For example, the location of the PB.INI file that is copied to each user's local application data directory is registered under the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0\InitPath.