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Get(DesktopPath)

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

Format 

Get ( DesktopPath )

Parameters 

None

Data type returned 

text

Originated in version 

8.0

Description 

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

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

Notes 

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

The returned path is in FileMaker format but doesn’t include a path prefix. See About path prefixes.

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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