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Retrieving special system paths

Retrieving special system paths

The GetFolderPath method of the Environment class lets you retrieve the path of several important system directories. For example, here’s how you determine the path of the Desktop directory for the current user:

Console.WriteLine(Environment.GetFolderPath _    (Environment.SpecialFolder.DesktopDirectory))' displays C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorDesktop

Here’s a list of other useful constants you can pass to the GetFolderPath method:

Environment.SpecialFolder.StartMenu      ' => C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuEnvironment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData     ' => C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorApplication DataEnvironment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData     ' => C:Documents and SettingsAll Users.WINNTApplication DataEnvironment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData     ' => C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsApplication DataEnvironment.SpecialFolder.Recent     ' => C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorRecent

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