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Returns the path to the desktop folder for the current user.


Get ( DesktopPath )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 8.0


In Windows, the path format is /Drive:/Users/UserName/Desktop/.

In macOS, the path format is /DriveName/Users/username/Desktop/.


This function is supported only in FileMaker Pro Advanced and runtime solutions. In other FileMaker products, it's not supported and returns an empty string.

Example 1 

Returns /C:/Users/John Smith/Desktop/ for a user named John Smith in Windows.

Returns /Macintosh HD/Users/johnsmith/Desktop/ for a user named John Smith in macOS.

Each part of the path may vary from these examples, so don't rely on the path to follow a particular pattern.

For an example script, see Get Folder Path script step.

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