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Re: How to get location of Desktop folder on Win32

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Apr 08, 2004 at 10:36 UTC ( #343565=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to get location of Desktop folder on Win32

That kinda depends on what you are looking for...

If you are looking for directories to Desktop/Start Menu/Application Data, for the current user you could always look for the USERPROFILE environment setting with $ENV{'USERPROFILE'} then those 'special' directories are all under there.

You can then just add for example \\Desktop to that envirenment variable.

Below is a simple untested example:

my $path = $ENV{'USERPROFILE'}; $path =~s/\\/\//g; my $desktop_path = "$path/Desktop";
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Re: Re: How to get location of Desktop folder on Win32
by eserte (Deacon) on Apr 08, 2004 at 10:58 UTC
    This is not a good solution. In non-english localizations the directory names are different (e.g. "My Documents" is "Meine Dokumente" in the German Windows version). Using an API function is the better solution.

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