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Re: FInding the System (preferences) folder...

There's nothing special about preference files, it's just a convention. The
Finder only knows about control panels, fonts, sounds, DAs, and a variety of
My idea from reading Apple's literature (though I have no precise quote) is
that preference files are not supposed to be manipulated by the user. The
application should create a default prefs file when none is found, a likely
situation anyway.
Use the FindFolder trap to find the prefs folder. Its name changes when the
System is localized.