While reading this, please keep in mind that I'm writing to target
Carbon (and maybe later, "plain old Mac Toolbox") on 9.x and earlier
systems. No MacOS X development capability here, so giving me "X-based"
advice (unless it's got an exact counterpart in Carbon) is just a waste
of time and bandwidth for both of us.
I can do a FindFolder(kOnSystemDisk, 'pref', kCreateFolder,
&FoundVRefNum, &FoundDirNum) call and locate (or, in the incredibly
unlikely event that my app is the first thing to be run after the user
has wiped out the entire Preferences folder, create) the Prefs folder,
and learn ...