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Re: How to get location of Desktop folder on Win32

by jdporter (Canon)
on Apr 08, 2004 at 14:51 UTC ( #343616=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

It's incredibly easy using Win32::OLE. You can use the application object named WScript.Shell.
use Win32::OLE; my $wsh = new Win32::OLE 'WScript.Shell'; my $desktop_path = $wsh->SpecialFolders('Desktop');
You can inquire about lots of other special folders using this interface:
  • Favorites
  • Fonts
  • MyDocuments
  • NetHood
  • PrintHood
  • Programs
  • Recent
  • SendTo
  • StartMenu
  • Startup
  • Templates
I don't know what versions of Windows have the WScript.Shell interface. The only Perl dependency is the Win32::OLE module.

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