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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.
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:
I don't know what versions of Windows have the WScript.Shell interface. The only Perl dependency is the Win32::OLE
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